Cancer centres will benefit from concert

The Euxton CE Primary School Choir at Euxton Library, where the children were singing as part of the library's outreach to the local community
The Euxton CE Primary School Choir at Euxton Library, where the children were singing as part of the library's outreach to the local community

A music group and choir are joining forces to put on a special concert of reflection, to raise money for charity.

Former deputy head teacher Kath Longton, from Whittle-le-Woods, wants to give something back after receiving ‘first class’ care when she was diagnosed with cancer two years ago.

“This is my way of repaying and helping others,” she said.

“The concert will include a mix of fun songs, including some from the shows, and more serious, uplifting songs.

“We don’t want it to be all doom and gloom, but it will be a reflective experience I think, for anyone who has been affected by cancer.”

The concert will be held at Chorley URC Church, Hollinshead Street, on Saturday, July 18, from 7.30pm, featuring the Euxton CE Primary School Choir and the ladies music and singing group from the church, of which Kath is the musical director.

Money will be raised for the Rosemere Cancer Centre in Preston and the Central Lancashire Breast Care Unit based at Chorley Hospital.

Kath was deputy head at Euxton CE School for many years and still returns on a voluntary basis to take the choir.

She is also musical director of the Preston Schools’ Musical Festival which takes place annually at the Guild Hall in Preston for three nights, with nearly 30 schools and 1,000 children taking part.

The ladies music group sings every week at church and also once a month at a Café Church with a worship band.

Tickets for the concert cost £5 on the door.