Monday, 20 January 2020

Village carol singers raise £500

Village carol singers raise £500

ABOUT 90 people took part in carol singing outside Sonning Common village hall.

They sang O Little Town of Bethlehem, In the Bleak Midwinter, Away in a Manger and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, among others.

Visitors were served refreshments inside the hall and there was also a raffle. 

The event was organised by Nottakwire, a singing group which provides tuition and social events for its members, and raised £500. Organisers donated £200 to Sonning Common magazine and £150 each to the village youth club and the Friends of Sonning Common Library.

Margaret Moola, who runs Nottakwire, said: “We normally hold a Christmas concert but this was something we had not done before and wanted to hold for our members. It was a lovely occasion.

“We are a very friendly group. Some people have been with us for 10 years. For some it’s a lifeline. We have had many people who have passed through our doors who have been very ill and took part to feel better.”

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