Sing United in their first show together as a choir entertained an audience at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle
Sing United on stage with crew member from RNLI Blyth
On arriving at the Discovery Museum guests were first met by pupils from Stocksfield Avenue Primary School who were joined by the RNLI mascot Stormy Stan.
The evening then continued where guests made their were into the Great Hall.
The theme chosen by Sing United was ‘Rivers Pride’ and this led them to Blyth RNLI as their nominated charity, the connection being the choir’s headquarters being based in the town.
A 120 joyful voices performed to a sold out audience and members of the volunteer crew from Blyth RNLI were also in attendance.
Mark Deeks, Musical Director for Sing United commenting on the evening said;’Giving back is at the heart of what we do.Our generous group gave their time and money to find as many ways as humanly possible to raise some well needed cash for this charity.’
The choir and audience heard from one of the volunteer crew members about the work of the RNLI and how it effects their family life and how donations are spent at the lifeboat station.’
Mark Deeks was invited down to the lifeboat station, where he was able to meet some of the crew.This also gave him the opportunity to present on behalf of Sing United a cheque for £1339 to Barry Pearson, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Blyth RNLI.
Upon receiving the cheque Barry Pearson said;’We can’t thank Sing United enough for the work involved in raising this amount of money. It has meant that we can purchase more crew kit, which enables us to continue to save lives at sea.’