Choir to kick off Poppy Appeal

Tune: BAE Systems choir
Tune: BAE Systems choir
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A group of workers at BAE Systems are tuning up more than just fighter jets after forming their own workplace choir.

The group of 70 singers from the defence, aerospace and security firm’s sites at Warton and Samlesbury in Lancashire have come together to raise their voices in the name of charity.

They will make their public debut with a performance at Preston North End’s derby match with Fleetwood Town at Deepdale tomorrow.

It will also kick off the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal in Lancashire ahead of Remembrance Sunday next month, the RBL is the charity supported by the company’s Warton and Samlesbury sites.

Choir master Sean Ruane, an opera singer who has performed the national anthem ahead of major sporting events including, said the choir had brought together a mix of employees.

He said: “I am sure they will wow the crowd at Deepdale on Saturday.”