Dalesmen’s grand gesture for WHISH

The Rev Alan Coates presents a cheque to Vicky Millson and Yvonne Harrison of WHISH
The Rev Alan Coates presents a cheque to Vicky Millson and Yvonne Harrison of WHISH
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The Dalesmen Singers raised £1,043 for local charity WHISH at their annual gala night, which took place at Danby Methodist Chapel.

Vicky Millson and Yvonne Harrison of WHISH – Whitby Hidden Impairment Support and Help group – were on hand to receive a cheque from the Rev Alan Coates.

The evening proved a great success and special guest artist, talented soprano Helen Cawrey, thrilled the appreciative audience with a superb performance.

Helen holds an affinity with the local area, brought up in Egton as a young girl and even began her singing in the local church choir at the age of three.

But after moving to the Midlands, her career took off, performing in music festivals across the country, plus singing with numerous male voice choirs and performing at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Dalesmen Singers, moving toward a much livelier repertoire in their last few concerts, also brought a splendid dash of humour to the performance in a couple of songs. This from the more self confident types involved in the choir, ensuring a great evening of entertainment for such a loyal audience.

There followed an excellent supper and raffle in Danby Village Hall.

The Dalesmen thank everyone who made the evening such a success.

For more information on raising money for good causes, visit www.dalesmen.net or call Peter Etwell on 01287 632852.

Forthcoming concerts are Nov 1, Botton Village Theatre, 7.pm; Dec 10, Middlesbrough Cathedral, (BBC Radio Tees) 2pm; Dec 14, Guisborough Parish Church, 7.30pm.