June Baker Singers back for tenth charity concert

The tenth anniversary concert by the June Baker Singers, entitled '˜Welcoming the Spring to Longridge' at the town's Civic Hall on Saturday, May 13 promises to be an entertaining one, not to be missed.

Friday, 5th May 2017, 4:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:52 pm
June Baker singers will perform their tenth concert in aid of the Longridge branch of the Brittle Bone Society

The group of singers will be performing timeless favourites from many well known songs of film and stage, with a little comedy and a sing along thrown in too.

The family performance will mark a special milestone of the choir’s association with the Longridge Branch of the Brittle Bone Society.

Their coming together followed a chance encounter at the Palace Cinema when Gertie Farmery was told about a group of singers who performed at events raising money for charity.

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She contacted June and as they say ‘the rest is history.’ Organised each year by Gertie and husband John the concerts have together raised nearly £8,000.

Since the Longridge branch of the society was founded in 1973, their fundraising events have raised more than £130,000 for the cause.

John said: “Come along and join in with this family entertainment show which for the tenth year is helping to raise vital funds for our charity.”

The concert takes place at Longridge Civic Hall on Saturday May 13 at 7.30pm

There will also be a raffle, and tickets, including tea, coffee and biscuits are available from John and Gertie Farmery on 01772 784919, Longridge Post Office, Longridge Heritage Centre, or pay on the door.