Young Whitby musicians take part in Practice-a-thon

Young performers from the Music Centre in Whitby perfected their musical skills with a special sponsored rehearsal as part of the Practice-a-thon fundraising campaign.

Young performers from the Music Centre in Whitby perfected their musical skills with a special sponsored rehearsal as part of the Practice-a-thon fundraising campaign. 

Pupils from the age of six to 16 (and beyond) at the Music Centre took part in the special sponsored rehearsal on Saturday 30 June. They raised over £270 in support of CLIC Sargent.

The fundraiser included a bun stall, with buns and cakes made by mums, dads, and the children themselves, which were sold during the morning break.

Sue Rowland, Director of WAVE (Whitby Area Vocal Ensemble), which is one of the four ensembles which meet every Saturday, said: “We all enjoyed a good sing at the choir practice and then had an excellent rehearsal in the wind and string groups. The buns were particularly popular! It was great to see musicians of every age practising together. Practice-a-thon is a great way for us to perfect our skills, feel great, and raise money for a really important cause at the same time.”

Dee Tyler, CLIC Sargent Area Fundraising Manager for the North, said: “We want to say a big thank you to Whitby Music Centre for choosing to take part in Practice-a-thon. Lack of funds means that CLIC Sargent can only help two out of three children and young people with cancer – that’s why your support makes such a difference.”

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