Cornwall Hospice Care is £2,000 better off thanks to the ever popular Trelawny Male Choir.  Members presented the charity with the donation following a concert held at the end of February in Liskeard. The event was organised by the Pelynt Choir with support from the Liskerret Choir and their ladies. 

 

The Trelawny Male Choir is made up of members from various choirs across Cornwall. They perform a variety of music including sacred, secular, classical and popular pieces with the aim of promoting Cornish music, singing and culture. Over the years they’ve travelled far afield to share their love of music visiting Western Canada, Singapore, New Zealand and Malta. They’ve also performed in London and Wales.

 

This September the Trelawny Male Choir members will head off on a second tour of Canada, performing in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, City of Cornwall, Ontario and Niagara. 

 

Karen Murrish, Corporate Fundraising Manager for Cornwall Hospice Care, says the donation will make a huge difference;

 

“I’m delighted that the members of the Trelawny Male Choir chose to support us and thank them, their Musical Director, Elaine Tangye and the Pelynt and Liskerret Choirs for thinking of us. We’ve been able to look after people known to some of the choir so there is an understanding of the very special care and support we provide for patients and their families free of charge. £2,000 will go a long way to helping us continue our work supporting those facing life limiting illnesses.”

 

“The small NHS grant we receive pays for just 41 days of care at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice in St Austell and St Julia’s Hospice in Hayle, so we have to fundraise for the £7.5 million needed to pay for the other 324 days of the year. This helps explain why the friendship of groups like the Trelawny Male Choir and the Pelynt and Liskerret Choirs is so important to us.”