Saint George’s Singers raise voices and funds for sight loss charity RNIB NI

Leading sight loss charity RNIB Northern Ireland (The Royal National Institute of Blind People), was delighted to accept a generous donation of £800 from the Saint George’s Singers – a choir from St. George’s Church, Belfast.
Established in 1985, the cross-community choir raised this substantial amount from proceeds from a concert of madrigals and partsongs, directed by Mark McGrath and held on Tuesday 11 October at Belmont Tower, Belfast.
Chair of the Saint George’s Singers, Helen Blair, said: “I was delighted, on behalf of the choir, to be able to contribute a cheque for £800 to RNIB as a result of the recent fundraising concert at Belmont Tower in Belfast.”
Since those early days in 1985, the singers have become a well-established cross-community choir drawn from the Greater Belfast area and further afield. The choir are currently hard at work rehearsing for their traditional Christmas Concert that takes place in St. George’s Church, High Street, Belfast, on 13 December.
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Hazel Stirling, Regional Fundraising Manager at RNIB, said: “Community fundraising like this is essential to enable us to be there for people affected by sight loss in Northern Ireland and across the UK. There are now 57,400 people living with sight loss in Northern Ireland and with generous donations like this, we can be there to provide vital support when it’s most needed.
“I want to sincerely thank all the members of the Saint George’s Singers and everyone who came along to support the concert in October. Working with communities to arrange events in aid of RNIB is so rewarding and it’s wonderful to see more and more groups and individuals able to return to charity fundraising again post-pandemic.”