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Diss based Discord choir tops £40,000 with latest fund-raiser for Pink Ladies Tractor Run

A choir has raised £1,400 to support the fight against breast cancer – pushing its fundraising total since forming in 2011 to £40,000.

The money was raised through a social gathering of Discord members based in Diss and Stowmarket, which included a raffle, music quiz and donations, with all money raised going to the Pink Ladies Tractor Run, through its founder Annie Chapman, who is a member of the choir.

A statement released by the choir said: “The pink ladies have raised over £896,000 and choir founder Michael Dann and the members wanted to help Annie and the pink ladies get closer to the £1 million target they’re aiming to hit soon.

Discord choir has raised £1,400.
Discord choir has raised £1,400.

“All money raised by the pink ladies goes to Cancer Research UK, a charity the choir supported during 2018/19 when it raised over £13,500 for the charity.

“Discord choir wishes the pink ladies all the very best with their 19th road run, which will take place in July.”

Formed by musician Michael Dann in 2011, the wellbeing-focused choir changed its name to Discord in 2015, and now regularly takes part in fundraising events to support charitable causes.

In 2014, the group sang with West End star Kerry Ellis. Despite rubbing shoulders with well-known names, the choir has stayed true to its simple ethos.

There are no auditions to join the choir, and everyone sings primarily for their wellbeing.

There are lots of laughs and socialising, and the choir sings songs from many different genres of music.

Members all appreciate what they get from their weekly sessions and they always try to give something back to the community and others.

q For more information on Discord, the wellbeing choir, go online to www.michaeldann.co.uk.

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