Concert success in memory of May

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Six good causes have reaped the benefits from a charity concert organised by Melvyn Hackett of Bulwell, as a tribute to his late wife May.

Melvyn (81), a second tenor with Bestwood Male Voice choir, lost his wife last year.

The performance was supported by guest singers Lily Taylor-Ward and Caitlin Anderson.

The concert was held at Saint Nicholas’ Church in Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, and helped raise more than £600.

At a choir rehearsal held at Bestwood Social Club, Melvyn was joined by Lily Taylor-Ward.

Together they welcomed representatives from the Alzhiemers Society; the Carers Federation; Salvation Army; Guide Dogs for the Blind; Crossroads; and Age UK.

Much to the delight of the charity groups each were handed a cheque for the sum of £112 each to help their cause.

Mr Hackett, who has recently taken on the role of Bestwood Male Voice Choir’s secretary said: “Some of the charities were chosen as they were close to Mavis’ heart while the others do admirable work to help those less fortunate than ourselves.

“I would like to thank my choir colleagues and the two wonderful soloists for the part they played in making the ‘Concert for May’ such a success.”

If you would like to join the choir, the group rehearse on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm at Bestwood Village Social Club, Park Road, Bestwood Village

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