Eltham children's choir celebrates raising £5,000 to compete in top singing competition

News Shopper: Deansfield Primary School choir members Deansfield Primary School choir members

AN Eltham children’s choir is celebrating after drumming up £5,000 from the community to take their place at a top global singing competition.

Deansfield Primary School’s choir feared they might not be able to raise funds for travel and accommodation for 50 children after they bagged a spot at the international Eisteddfod festival in Wales.

News Shopper: Eltham primary school choir raises £5,000 to compete in global singing competition

But following News Shopper’s article, support rolled in from businesses and well-wishers and the choir even performed for singer Paloma Faith on BBC Radio London.

News Shopper: Eltham school choir's plea for funds to get to global singing competition in Wales

The talented youngsters, led by choir master David Moore, can now compete at the festival in July where they aim to be crowned Children’s Choir of the Year.

One donation came from a lady in Alabama, USA, who heard the singers on the radio, and wrote: "I was so amazed by your beautiful voices that I felt compelled to help you all get to your choir competition in Wales."

News Shopper: Royal Artillery Band donated cash to help the Deansfield Primary School choir

While £750 came from the Royal Artillery Band who handed over a cheque after dropping in to hear the choir rehearse.

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