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4-hour Eastgate Carolthon music to ears of Crocus Highland


By Val Sweeney

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A charity which helps bereaved children has received £1560 thanks to an epic performance by the Inverness Choral Society.
A charity which helps bereaved children has received £1560 thanks to an epic performance by the Inverness Choral Society.

A charity which helps bereaved children in the Highlands has received £1560 thanks to an epic performance by choral singers.

Members of Inverness Choral Society treated shoppers to four hours of continuous festive songs during its annual Carolthon at the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Inverness in the run-up to Christmas.

The money collected has now been divided between the choral society and this year’s charity partner, Crocus Highland, which provides bereavement support for children and young people aged five to18 years.

Its services are available free of charge to young people living with grief, regardless of the cause of their bereavement.

As well as collections on the day, there were further donations afterwards and sponsorship of the choir.

Craig Mitchell, of Crocus Highland, received a cheque for £1560 from Carol Brown, chairman of Inverness Choral Society, and Andrea Gritter, Carolthon organiser.
Craig Mitchell, of Crocus Highland, received a cheque for £1560 from Carol Brown, chairman of Inverness Choral Society, and Andrea Gritter, Carolthon organiser.

The society presented the charity with its share of the funds to Craig Mitchell, of Crocus Highland.

The charity is part of the Highland Hospice organisation.

During the Carolthon, about 70 singers performed a range of Christmas favourites and some well-known pieces from Messiah.

The fundraiser has been an annual event since 1986 with the exception of the coronavirus pandemic.


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