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Friday 19 October 2018

Hitting the right note for Hospice

Silvertones Choir, Enniscorthy presentation of cheque for €4000 to Co. Wexford Hospice Homecare, proceeds of Concert in St. Aidan’s Cathedral. Back: Sheelagh O’Leary, Colin Pearce, Joan Lunn, Pearse Colbert, Margaret O’Dowd (treasurer), Sally Fleming and Catherine O’Neill. Front: John Maguire (Hospice), Bríd Uí Laoghaire (chairperson) and Mary Bolger (Hospice)
Silvertones Choir, Enniscorthy presentation of cheque for €4000 to Co. Wexford Hospice Homecare, proceeds of Concert in St. Aidan’s Cathedral. Back: Sheelagh O’Leary, Colin Pearce, Joan Lunn, Pearse Colbert, Margaret O’Dowd (treasurer), Sally Fleming and Catherine O’Neill. Front: John Maguire (Hospice), Bríd Uí Laoghaire (chairperson) and Mary Bolger (Hospice)

The Silvertones Choir was delighted to do its bit for a truly wonderful cause recently as it handed over a cheque for €4,000 to Wexford Hospice Homecare. The money was raised through the group's annual Summer Concert at St Aidan's Cathedral, an event which continues to be a wonderful success.

The choir has been performing for the past nine years and, throughout that time, has carved out a fantastic reputation not just in their native Enniscorthy, but across the South East. Under the meticulous direction of Eithne Corrigan, they once again filled the historic Cathedral with song as they welcomed a huge crowd to embrace summer with their annual fundraising show. Among the special guests on the night were Aileen Donohoe, who brought some performances from her tribute show to the late, great Doris Day, and Tony Carty who belted out some favourites from massive musicals such as 'Chess' and 'Lés Miserables'.

The group were accompanied by Fintan Cleary on piano, Siobhan Lynch on cello and Ann Wickham on flute and it was said to have been a real musical treat for those in attendance. The event received wonderful support from the local community and last week, the choir was delighted to present a cheque to John Maguire and Mary Bolger from Hospice. The charity, which largely relies on the generosity of the County Wexford public, was extremely grateful to the Silvertones for their efforts and said that the money will go along way towards helping to maintain the service that they offer.

Everyone involved with the choir wished to thank those who came along on the night, donated and contributed in any way towards ensuring that their summer concert continues to be an ongoing success story.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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