Music with a motive: concerts raise £1,760 for Exmouth charity

PUBLISHED: 09:50 07 March 2019 | UPDATED: 13:29 07 March 2019

(L-R) Prue Tasman, Judy Day and Colin Rea of the Big Noise Chorus present a cheque for £1,760 to Pete’s Dragons project manager Kate Bedding.

(L-R) Prue Tasman, Judy Day and Colin Rea of the Big Noise Chorus present a cheque for £1,760 to Pete’s Dragons project manager Kate Bedding.

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A community choir was on song for suicide bereavement support charity Pete’s Dragons – boosting the cause to the tune of £1,760 with a pair of concerts.

The Exmouth-based charity is one close to the heart of the Big Noise Chorus.

Singers in the non-audition musical group, which has five choirs across the county, have experienced the loss of a loved-one to suicide.

Chorus member Judy Day put forward Pete’s Dragons as a beneficiary for the work it does helping people.

“When Judy told me about Pete’s Dragons, we thought it was a cause we should absolutely be raising money for,” said Big Noise Chorus conductor Colin Rea.

The charity-minded choir has raised around £90,000 for good causes since it was started nearly a decade ago.

The £1,760 was raised through the visit of a French choir to St Thomas Methodist Church in Exeter in October last year, and the chorus’s concert at Southernhay before Christmas.


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