Cransley Hospice Community Choir sharing the festive spirit

Members of Cransley Hospice Community Choir haven’t let COVID-19 dampen their spirit of goodwill as they rally to help the Salvation Army continue to provide for those in need during the festive season.

The Salvation Army in Kettering would usually hold a Christmas Carol service each year, with three services on the Sunday before Christmas and the funds raised from bucket collections at each of the services used to purchase food and gifts which make up Christmas parcels.  The parcels are distributed amongst the families in need who have been referred to the Kettering branch from authorised agencies. COVID restrictions have left the Salvation Army with the dilemma of how to fill the parcels?

On hearing of their challenge, Pamela Humphrey, Choir Administrator said, “I very quickly saw an opportunity for CHCC to help out”.

“They are so accommodating when we use their premises for rehearsals and go beyond helpful when we diarise a concert there.”

Pam contacted members of the choir to see if they would like to make a voluntary donation to the appeal and said: “I have been overwhelmed how everyone has responded to supporting this food donation appeal”.

Cransley Hospice Community Choir Leader, Ruth Humphrey has been conducting rehearsals on line during the pandemic and is looking forward to being able to rehearse with everyone together at the Salvation Army and hold fundraising concerts again to support the specialist palliative care provided by Cransley Hospice when the government restrictions allow.