Making a noise for Willen Hospice this October

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FRIENDS of Willen Hospice are holding a ‘Singing for Willen’ concert in October to raise funds for the specialist palliative care charity,

The concert takes place at 7.30pm on Saturday, October 20 at Newport Pagnell Parish Church, coinciding with National Hospice Care Week on the Monday of that week.

The event will see a national focus and awareness campaign on the work of hospices and how they affect communities in the UK.

This is the fourth concert Friends of Willen Hospice have hosted at Newport Pagnell and will involve a variety of music taking to the stage for ‘Singing for Willen’.

A medley from West Side Story, the Teddy Bears Picnic and work by John Rutter are among the music which are to be presented on the night.

Six choirs from across Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire will be performing - the Milton Keynes Youth Choir, Sounds Familiar, The Windmill Singers, the Sherwood Singers and church choirs from Olney and Newport Pagnell

MK Youth Choir has won first place in its section every year at the Milton Keynes Festival of Arts since 2005.

The Olney church choir is known for singing Amazing Grace, the infamous hymn written in its church St Peter and Paul Parish by Olney church curator John Newton .

Tickets will be available from Cambourne Travel on Newport Pagnell High Street and CT Wilsons on Olney High Street.

For more information call 01908 612622 or email