Kind Dunstable church group, The Union of Catholic Mothers, raise £900 for Keech

The Kings of Hearts Chorus (barbershop singers) from Harpenden
The Kings of Hearts Chorus (barbershop singers) from Harpenden

A kind-hearted Dunstable church organisation were delighted to raise £900 in aid of Keech Hospice Care.

The Union of Catholic Mothers held an evening of music and singing on Friday, February 24, at St Mary’s Church, West Street, in order to raise money for a charity that has touched the lives of many of the town’s residents.

The Kings of Hearts Chorus (barbershop singers) from Harpenden

The Kings of Hearts Chorus (barbershop singers) from Harpenden

The parish’s own singers gave performances, whilst they invited special guests, The Kings of Hearts Chorus, Barbershop singers, of Harpenden, along for the evening.

Union of Catholic Mothers member, Ann Lewis-Drew who helped organise the evening, said: “A great night was had by all in the church social hall.

“Together with our very own superb singers in our parish, sisters Michelle and Bernadette, and their guitarist Dave, The Kings of Hearts Chorus provided a great evening of music.

“All offered their time to entertain us for The Keech Hospice.

(L-R) Bernadette, Michelle and Dave

(L-R) Bernadette, Michelle and Dave

“We had a capacity audience, a raffle with great prizes, refreshments and a licensed bar.

“Everyone enjoyed the professionalism of the evening and we would definitely like a repeat of such an event later in the year!”

Keech Hospice Care provide support for terminally ill adults and children in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes, recently being ranked number 71 in The Sunday Times awards for best not-for-profit employer in the UK.

Ann said: “We chose the Keech as it is local and very dear to some of our hearts, as several of our members and friends have had personal experience of the wonderful work they do.

“It was well worth all the effort of the ladies who planned the evening. Their time, advertising and catering efforts paid off and we held a superb evening for an exceedingly good cause.”

The Union of Catholic Mothers aim to follow the full Christian ideal of marriage and family life, and the group was founded in 1913. They meet for prayer and socialising and have many outings and speakers.


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