Cornelly Songbirds raise over £800 for Sandville Cancer Self-Help Centre – with more charity gigs planned

Recently formed ladies choir, the Cornelly Songbirds, were delighted to present The Sandville Self-Help centre with a donation of £830.00 this week, raised from their first performances at Cornelly events, including the Christmas lights switch on.

The choir only formed in October and has definitely hit the right notes within the Cornelly Community, with over 80 members now supporting the company’s Facebook page and they see a full house every Tuesday when the ladies meet at Seasons Cafe.  They have already delivered flawless performances at old peoples homes, local pubs and community events for the Christmas season, with more set to continue.

Heather Feathery from the Sandville Centre said:

“The Cornelly Songbirds came to Sandville, entertained us and presented us with a cheque for £830 – and they have only been together 2 months, amazing!”

Leader and Conductor, Jane Granville explained:

“I’ve seen first hand the amazing work that this local organisation do through my own illness,  and the Cornelly Songbirds are an awesome bunch of ladies who want to sing our hearts out and help a good cause – we were all incredibly proud of the funds we raised for this fantastic organisation.  

“However, it doesn’t stop there, we’re singing this weekend at the the Pawsome Winter Wonderland, where our local animal rescue organisation are hoping to raise much needed funds to build a homeless shelter where pets are welcome, which will prevent homeless people from having to choose between a bed for the night or the safety of their pets. 

“We love singing – and to know we’re supporting our local community at the same time is an incredible feeling.  Our village feels smaller and walking into the cafe at any time of day is now like entering a room full of friends – and we are also having fun!”

The ‘Pawsome Winter Wonderland Festival’ takes place from 12pm on Saturday 21 December at Cornelly Community Centre.