Christmas shoppers enjoyed carols in the Arndale Centre to raise cash for the JPK Project.
Local choir Concentus entertained the crowds in the town’s shopping centre with Christmas carols and festive songs from their extensive repertoire.
They were collecting for the JPK Project, a charity which is raising money to build a residential centre for people with learning disabilities on the former Edgmond Church site in Old Town.
The land has been bought by the charity but funds are still needed for the build.
Jill Parker, the founder of the charity, said she was grateful to the choir and said their performance was very much enjoyed at such a busy time of year.
She said, “Not only did they lift the spirits of the Christmas shoppers as they stood to listen or just pass by,but Adrian White, the musical director, enlisted the help of children to conduct the choir whilst he took a break.”
Concentus raised an impressive £171.20 in just an hour and a half.
Jill, who has been working to raise money for the residential centre for many years, thanked the members of the choir.
She said, “Our thanks to Concentus for their support and the generosity of the public.
“You have all made a difference.”