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Barrow concert raises more than £1,000 for people with cancer


[A] special concert by Voce raised £1,337.15 for CancerCare in Barrow, Ulverston and the wider Furness Peninsula.

Voce, who perform ‘classical music with a twist’, kindly staged a free concert at Barrow Park on Sunday, June 3.

Mark Johnson from Voce said: “What a great afternoon it was. We were performing as part of our ‘Musica 10 Year Anniversary Tour’ and had chosen to support CancerCare who asked us to hold a collection on the day.

“We are absolutely overwhelmed by everyone’s kind donations and support on the day. It’s fantastic to have raised £1,337.15!

“Thank you to everyone who supported the concert and we hope to see you all again soon.”

The park was packed with local people on the day of the concert and there was a wonderful atmosphere.

Richard Cogger, a community fundraiser from CancerCare, said: “It was a glorious day.

“Everyone from babes in arms to grannies in wheelchairs were there enjoying the music and the sunshine.

“There was a real community vibe to it. People said they hadn’t seen the park that busy for years. At any given time, at least 300 people were watching the concert.

“People were singing along and at one point everyone was waving their arms in the air to the music.

“We would like to say a massive ‘thank you’ to Voce and to everyone from the local community who came along for their support and their generosity.”

Voce also donated £5 from every album they sold on the day to CancerCare. The charity has a centre on Warwick Street in Barrow and funds from the concert will be used to help local people who are facing cancer and other serious illnesses.

Richard added: “The members of Voce are from the Barrow area and wanted to do something for their local community.

“They have said, if possible, they would like to make it an annual event. It was great to see all four of them up on stage wearing CancerCare wristbands!”

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