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Tuesday 18 June 2019

In full voice for charity

Bray Choral Society director Frank Kelly at Holy Redeemer.
Bray Choral Society director Frank Kelly at Holy Redeemer.
Madeline Ryan, Ger Gilroy, Joan Lynch and Brian Whelan from Canadh le Chéile, the Greystones Cancer Support singing group, at the Hot Spot in Greystones.
Ciaran Megannety, Michael Lacey, John Mahony and Iggy Campbell at Holy Redeemer in Bray.
Kimberly Ní Chinnéide and Anna Ní Chonchubhair from Bray Comhaltas at Holy Redeemer in Bray
Organisers Tony and Patricia Penstons at the Hot Spot

Mary Fogarty

Singers in Bray and Greystones raised their voices over the weekend for 'Give Us a Song', the Caroline Foundation fundraising and fun national call to song.

In Bray on Friday evening, choirs joined forces at the Holy Redeemer in Bray for an evening of making music. The event included Bray Choral Society, Harbour Ukuleles, Serendipity, Classic Harmony, Le Chéile Choir and St Patrick's School choir. There was also plenty of audience participation.

In Caroline's native Greystones the 'Give Us a Song' events took place on Saturday night in Greystones Tennis Club, and Sunday afternoon at the Hot Spot Music Club, featuring an acoustic mix of singers and musicians from across the community. The Canadh Le Chéile singing group of Greystones Cancer Support were among those represented in what was a warm and entertaining afternoon of singing.

These events were some of many held all over Ireland last weekend, marking UN designate world cancer day, and raising money for the Caroline Foundation.

The Caroline Foundation was established in 2013 after Greystones native and former primary school teacher Caroline Dwyer-Hickey (35) died following a nine-year battle with cancer.

The organisation is 100 per cent volunteer driven and funds the work of a number of researchers on the Cancer Clinical Research Trust (CCRT) team.

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