Ella’s Choir

If you love to sing, then this choir needs you. In aid of React, all profits will go towards this charity. Come and try a session for free!

The South-­‐West Londoner, Thursday 14th September 2017

A charitable tune

By Eleanor Sharples

A new charity choir will sing its first notes at the Holy Trinity Church in Richmond tonight.

Created by singing teacher Helen Astrid, Ella’s Choir will support React, a Richmond charity helping children suffering with potentially terminal illnesses.

Ms Astrid, who was brought up in Richmond and graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, set up the choir that will sing popular and uplifting favourites to support the charity.

She said: “The aim of the choir is to give the charity publicity, as well as providing opportunities for like-­‐minded individuals to enjoy themselves and feel no pressure. Not only will the families of React benefit but the people attending too.”

The name Ella embodies the meaning of “light”, which exudes positivity, an atmosphere the choir wants to create.

React assist low-­‐income families by providing basic essentials including educational, specialist and homecare equipment, as well as respite breaks.

Their family liaison manager Lisa McCluskey said: “The money raised by he choir will be massively beneficial to React.”

The first session is free, then £12 (or £10 if booked together) with all proceeds going to React.

Ella’s Choir will meet at Holy Trinity Church in Twickenham every Thursday, 7pm-­‐8.30pm.

Anyone interested in joining can email E-mail: helen@thehelenastridsingingacademy.com.

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