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Choir and jazz group to play charity concert

Posted onPosted on 25th May

Having already helped to raise more than £6,000 so far in 2022, Mansfield and District Male Voice Choir is staging a fifth charity concert of the year.

Members will perform with young musicians of the Joseph Whitaker School Jazz Band and Redhill Academy Swing Band at St John’s Church, Mansfield, on 23rd July.

The choir, which has supported Hetty’s Charity, Ukraine (twice) and The Great Nottinghamshire History Fair this year, will this time be raising money for the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes.

Joseph Whitaker School Jazz Band and Redhill Academy Swing Band, led by musical director Carolyn Beedle, performed with the choir earlier this year for one of the Ukraine benefit concerts at the Village Hall, Ravenshead.

The choir will perform a mixture of male voice choir standards and favourites, as well as entertaining new songs from the modern era, under musical director Ian Grice.

Blood Bikes is a rapid-response, motorcycle-based charity, run by unpaid volunteers, including airline pilots, paramedics, plumbers, builders, teachers, vicars, police officers, professors and more.

Products and services it collects and delivers include blood, human donor milk, and faecal microbiome transplant material.

The national association, which consists of more than 40 blood bike groups, annually makes thousands of free deliveries to the NHS and Health and Safety Executive.

In the last 12 years blood bikes groups numbers have grown so that the UK mainland now has a ‘coast to coast’ blood bike service and is considered an integral part of NHS frontline services.

Tickets for the concert at St John’s Church, on 23rd July, cost £10 and are available from Eileen Lawrence, choir secretary, on 01623 455373, via contacts on the website,