Singers steaming ahead for charity

Kidderminster Shuttle: IN TUNE: Back from left, Got 2 Sing area manager Amanda Hopkins and founder Beth Dunn with front, Teri James, Tony James and Sophie James of the Stroke Association. IN TUNE: Back from left, Got 2 Sing area manager Amanda Hopkins and founder Beth Dunn with front, Teri James, Tony James and Sophie James of the Stroke Association.

MORE than 100 singers helped to entertain train passengers on the Severn Valley Railway to raise funds for the Stroke Association.

By singing at the railway's three main stations, Got 2 Sing choir members from Bewdley, Stourbridge, Worcester, Wombourne and Wolverhampton, raised £275 for the charity.

The choir's 16-mile journey began in Kidderminster where they entertained audiences with their renditions of soul and motown classics, before heading to the railway's engine house in Highley and finally to Bridgnorth.

Got 2 Sing choir member, Sophie James, who is also community and events fundraising manager for the Stroke Association, said: "We were thrilled that Got 2 Sing chose to raise funds for us and are so grateful for all donations as they help us to provide that vital support for local people affected by stroke."

Deal or No Deal presenter Noel Edmonds added the first coins to the pot two weeks ago with a chance meeting at the Severn Valley Railway during a photo-shoot to publicise the event.

Last year, Got 2 Sing members raised £65,000 for charities including Singing for the Brain and Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer.

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