Seven friends from Boscastle have raised £580 for charity by coming together to sing for cash.
The Boscastle Singers have been entertaining the locals at the Napoleon Inn every Tuesday night since October with their rousing shanty songs and traditional Cornish anthems.
Through customer donations and a raffle to win a luxury hamper, enough money has been raised to sponsor a ShelterBox, which provides shelter and lifesaving equipment to families who have lost everything following a disaster.
Hedley Venning of the Boscastle Singers said: “The Napoleon has had singing here for generations, and we got together five or six years ago to carry on the tradition. We chose to support ShelterBox because they’re a local charity and there’s a lot of trouble going on around the world, so this is our way of doing our bit to help.”
Tim Bunting, UK General Manager at ShelterBox added: “We are delighted that the Boscastle Singers have been so successful in their fundraising for ShelterBox. The money they raised will directly help a family whose life has been devastated by a catastrophic disaster.
“Without the continued help and support of our fundraisers we would be unable to carry on supplying the best quality emergency shelter and survival equipment to the people who need it most, when they need it most. So on behalf of those people we’d like to say a big thank you for this donation.”
The Boscastle Singers are planning to continue with their Tuesday night slot at the Napoleon Inn for the foreseeable future.
Dani Beetles, assistant manager at the Napoleon Inn commented: “The guys have been coming here to sing every week for the past few months, and it’s always a really great, relaxed evening. Our customers really enjoy it and are happy to donate to such a great cause.”
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