On tune for kids’ charity

Choir members in Great Yorkshire Run
Choir members in Great Yorkshire Run

Members of a Sheffield community choir are planning a very special performance when as they swap microphones for trainers to take on the Great Yorkshire Run this weekend.

Six runners from the 200-strong group, Chorus UK, are raising funds for local charity PACT, for children suffering with cancer.

Liz Mitchell aged 47, said: “We’re a mix of abilities, from those who will find it a breeze, to those who have previously never run this far. We’ll aim to start together, for moral support, but after a few kilometres, some of the faster ones will no doubt peel off.

“Just as in choir rehearsals, we are a very supportive bunch and the slower amongst us will be helped along by the others, all the way to the finish line.

“Singing is great for the heart and soul. Running is fantastic for the heart and lungs - I’m not sure if I can manage both at the same time, but hopefully some of the non-running choir members will be out on the course cheering - or singing - us along.”

All money raised will go towards the newly launched appeal for the PACT Children’s Centre for Oncology and Haematology, at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.