Kids’ sweet harmony

28th January 2011.'Pupils from Carton Rd J&I school have raised money for the Prince of Wales hospice in South Elmsall. 'Pictured: Assistant Manager Jill Spencer with Kayleigh Robinson and Lewis Ball.'Picture: Matthew Page
28th January 2011.'Pupils from Carton Rd J&I school have raised money for the Prince of Wales hospice in South Elmsall. 'Pictured: Assistant Manager Jill Spencer with Kayleigh Robinson and Lewis Ball.'Picture: Matthew Page

ENTHUSIASTIC South Elmsall students sang their hearts out in a concert to raise money for charity.

Youngsters from Carlton J&I school choir put on the show at The Grove, South Kirkby, to lift the spirits of a local bereavement group.

The 20 tuneful kids managed to raise £100 for the Prince of Wales Hospice from donations and presented the cash to the Hospice’s Barnsley Road shop on Friday.

Ann Foster, business manager at the Carlton Road school, co-ordinated the visit and said the children really enjoyed going out to sing and were thrilled with the amount of money they raised for the Hospice.

The concert took place on January 13.

Helen Riley, event fundraiser for the Prince of Wales Hospice, said she was thankful to all of the children and staff who help raise the money.

She said: “Without the support of local schools such as Carlton J&I School, we would not be able to continue to provide specialist palliative care to people in the community”.

The Prince of Wales Hospice opened for day care in 1989 and as a residential hospice in 1990.

It provides services free of charge to a catchment of 170,000 people in and around the Five Towns area.

The Hospice costs £1.8m a year to run, much of which is provided through fundraising and through sales from its 14 shops.