Sing for Cancer

A group of cancer patients have decided to set up a choir to raise money for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH). Taking inspiration from the BBC TV programme, choir master Gareth Malone and Military Wives, they plan to sing carols over the next few months.

Local sports coach Coral Warren, who suggested the idea to a group of women all of whom have had cancer themselves, said, “We have a whole range of ages and singing abilities in the choir who are all keen to help other patients currently being treated. Our first rehearsal will be on 25th September at The Methodist Church Hall, Chapelfield.

The women who meet weekly at the Norwich Sportspark participate in badminton, yoga and Aqua Stretch under the group name of Sport Action for Women after Cancer, will be joined by volunteers from the ABC (After Breast Cancer) group.

Coral and the choir are raising money for NNUH's chemotherapy department through a series of singing events over the next few months.

Louise Cook, fundraising manager, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Coral has decided to raise money for our department. The choir is a wonderful way of having fun, as well as raising funds. We are extremely appreciative about what Coral and everyone involved have been doing, Louise Cook added: “We are so grateful that people support Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund. Whilst the NHS provides the necessities, the charity funds projects that make the hospital experience a better one for our patients, visitors and staff. We are always looking for people to get involved in fundraising like Coral so please contact us if you would like to help.’

For further information about NNUH and to find out how to support the charity, please call 01603 287107 or visit

To find out more about the Choir please call Coral on 01953 605208 or contact her on

Tuesday 10th of September 2013 10:00:06 AM