How these Preston choirs raised over £4,500 for Baby Beat

Posted on - 26th February, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News, Sharoe Green
Barton Ladies Choir
Barton Ladies Choir

A choir made up of volunteers for charity Baby Beat helped to raise £4,514.32 in bucket collection donations by singing in local stores last Christmas.


Other local choirs also joined in the effort to raise money for Baby Beat, which supports the Royal Preston Hospital’s Maternity and Neonatal Units. Among them were the hospital’s own choir, the Barton Ladies Choir and the Wycliffe Church Choir.

Members of the One Voice Community Choir also held a concert at Fulwood Free Methodist Church that raised £2,019.29 towards the final overall total.

The Baby Beat Choir made up of the charity’s volunteers
The Baby Beat Choir made up of the charity’s volunteers

Cathy Skidmore, Baby Beat temporary manager, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who sang for us, opened their doors to let us perform and who donated.

“The total raised is amazing and it will go towards supporting many local families and ensuring babies born within our community have the very best start to life.”

Read more: How these ‘fat middle-aged blokes’ raised £10,000 for baby charity

Any local choirs willing to sing for Baby Beat at 2020 events, including this
coming Christmas’s store collections, can phone Baby Beat shop co-ordinator Lucy Clark on 01772 524414 or email her at

Read more: Voices of Windrush Choir spreading joy to Preston through the power of singing

What do you think of the choirs efforts? Let us know in the comments.

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