Voices raised for RNLI

Sing United with members of RNLI Blyth
Sing United with members of RNLI Blyth

A Blyth-based choir is already in tune with local life-savers after making its debut.

The Sing United choir has raised money for the Blyth RNLI team through its first performance.

The show, which was held at the Discovery Museum, was themed around River’s Pride to raise money for the charity.

Mark Deeks, musical director, said: “Giving back is at the heart of what we do.

“Our generous group gave their time and money to find as many ways as humanly possible to raise some well needed cash for this charity.”

Some 120 voices performed to a sold-out audience, with members of the volunteer crew from Blyth RNLI in attendance.

The audience also heard from one of the crew about the work of the RNLI and how it effects their family life.

Mark was invited along to the lifeboat station, where he was able to meet some of the crew.

A cheque for £1,339 from Sing United was presented to Barry Pearson, lifeboat operations manager at Blyth RNLI on the day.

Barry said: “We can’t thank Sing United enough for the work involved in raising this amount of money.

“It has meant that we can purchase more crew kit, which enables us to continue to save lives at sea.”