The future of a long-running Spalding choir has been secured thanks to funding from South Holland councillors.
Voices Unplugged, a popular community choir based at Broad Street Methodist Church, recently received a much-needed donation of £800.
Six councillors – Gary Taylor, Jane King, Robert Clark, Elizabeth Sneath, Jack McLean and George Aley – used their designated ward budgets to stump up the funds.
Kate Dickens, secretary of Voices Unplugged, said: “We are always in need of funding simply to survive and in recent years it has become more and more difficult for arts groups to get by.
“We are thrilled to get this donation and extremely grateful to the councillors for offering to help us, it’s a wonderful gesture.
“The donation means we can continue to meet regularly and perform concerts over the next year or so. We have over 40 members from different backgrounds and they are delighted with the news.”
Coun Taylor said: “We were aware of the choir and their excellent reputation locally so when we heard they were in need of support, we were happy to help out.
“I hope that the donation enables them to continue their fantastic work.”
South Holland councillors regularly use their designated ward budgets to help community groups and worthy causes across the district.
For more information and to find your local councillor visit www.sholland.gov.uk
Voices Unplugged is always on the lookout for new members. For further details about the group contact Kate Dickens on 01775 420953.