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Diamond Divas choir put on gliterring performances to raise over £50,000 plus for cancer charity MacMillan

A 22-strong ladies choir the Diamond Divas have raised more than £50,000 for charity by entertaining people with their glittering voices.

The women support MacMillan Caring Locally, and the money they collect goes towards the organisation’s ‘Mac Unit’ hospice.

Having reached their £50,000 milestone, they have continued to perform since to raise even more money for the charity.

The Divas are committed to raising cash for as long as they can
The Divas are committed to raising cash for as long as they can

Josie Spicer, choir co-ordinator, said: “We were delighted to reach our £50,000 milestone and are thrilled to have already raised raise £7,000 in the last 12 months.

“Many local shops and businesses generously donated raffle prizes for our recent coffee morning, which was held in the garden of one our members and raised £1,500.

The Mac Unit is a specialist palliative service situated in the grounds of Christchurch Hospital.

Josie said: “As a choir we are whole-heartedly dedicated to supporting Macmillan Caring Locally for as long as we can.

“We are also very lucky to have a brilliant pianist, Terry Hayden, who tries to keep us in order and in key!”

Neal Williams, trust secretary for Macmillan Caring Locally said: “The wonderful Diamond Divas bring joy to so many, both with their voices and their incredibly generous hearts.

“The amount of money they have raised for us to date is simply phenomenal and helps us to continue to provide outstanding care and comfort to those who need it most in our community.”

The Diamond Divas will sing for any club or organisation in return for a donation and can be contacted on 01425 280367.

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