ST Oswald's Primary School pupils were crowned champions in a choral competition between six Wyre Forest schools which helped raise £1,200 for charity.

The competition was part of an evening of celebration and music to raise funds and remember a popular Kidderminster woman, Shirley Holland, which took place at Kidderminster Town Hall on June 16.

Fred Holland, well-known diabetes campaigner, arranged the event in memory of his wife who died in 2014 following a battle with dementia and Type 2 diabetes.

The evening - which was compered by Rose Hutton and honoured the Queen's 65 years on the throne - also included a performance by Bellysimmo belly dancing group.

The school's choir competition was judged by Wyre Forest MP Mark Garnier, Kidderminster Mayor Councillor Nicky Gale, Councillor Rose Bishop and representatives from the Medical Accident Group - who eventually awarded the Shirley Holland Memorial Shield to pupils from St Oswald's.

Mr Holland added: "It was a really lovely evening. We had a full house."

The event helped raise more than £1,200 for the Fred Holland Diabetes Centre at Kidderminster Hospital, Diabetes UK and Dementia UK.

Also taking part in the competition was St John's Primary School, Holy Trinity School, Birchen Coppice Primary School, Astley Primary School and Upper Arley Primary School.

Wyre Forest primary schools interested in taking part in next year's event - which will take place on June 29, 2018 - can email Fred Holland on