A fantastic night of singing by the Royal Surrey Choir at Holy Trinity Church in Guildford last Saturday has raised a magnificent £10,500 to support cancer patients who use the hospital’s Fountain Centre.

Since it was founded 21 years ago, the Fountain Centre has offered holistic care including information, counselling and complementary therapies to cancer patients, and their families and carers.

Although the centre is based within the St Luke’s Cancer Centre, it is an independent charity and needs to raise around £220,000 a year to continue offering its services.

Saturday’s concert saw a record turnout for a Royal Surrey Choir event – 265 tickets were sold – and the event was attended by Royal Surrey’s Chair Sue Sjuve.

Entitled ‘Love Lift us Up’, the concert featured songs that reflected the importance of love, home and family. The Choir was joined by West End Singers Lucyelle Cliffe, Jacqueline Hughes and Rebecca Trehearn, who between them they have appeared in shows including Wicked, Mary Poppins, Showboat and Sweet Charity to name but a few.

Sue Sjuve said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the Royal Surrey Choir’s concert on Saturday. The guest vocalists had soaring voices and sang beautifully. The choir was professional, pitch perfect and looked like they were having great fun!

“It was fabulous to hear the volunteers and Fountain Centre users speaking movingly about the work that this centre does to support cancer patients and their families.”

The Fountain Centre is very grateful to the Royal Surrey Choir and its director, Jake Hellier, for their continued and valuable support.

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