Thousands of pounds has been raised for the Welsh children’s hospice, Tŷ Hafan, through performances from a choir touring 37 Specsavers stores in mid and south Wales.

Festive male voice choir

Specsavers raised more than £7,500 for the charity with its festive male voice choir, which performed traditional Welsh hymns and carols at each store.

Made up of 12 Welsh choristers at every performance, the choirs sang throughout November and December to raise money for the charity, which cares for life-limited children and young people and provides vital support to their families, both within the hospice and through its community outreach programme.

Proud to support

‘This is the second year that our choirs have descended on the streets of mid and south Wales, and we’ve been thrilled with the reaction we’ve had from staff, customers and the community,’ says Paul Molton, east Wales regional chair of Specsavers.

‘The choir certainly hit all the right notes encouraging people to dig deep for Tŷ Hafan, a charity which we are so proud to support.’

Alison Stallard, head of fundraising at Tŷ Hafan, adds: ‘We’re tasked with raising more than £4 million a year to provide our specialist services free of charge and this genuinely wouldn’t be possible without support from fundraising partners like Specsavers. It has been wonderful to see the choir perform, come rain or shine this winter, in locations throughout the country – a big thank you to everyone who donated and supported this campaign.’

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