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Students are in full voice at festive period

Linton Village College choir in Jesus College, Cambridge
Linton Village College choir in Jesus College, Cambridge

A school choir has been busy in the run up to Christmas, entertaining the crowds and raising money for charity in the process.

The LVC college choir, conducted by Christopher Charlesworth, performed a recital of Christmas music in Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge on December 10.

Then, on Friday, December 12, they welcomed more than 130 senior citizens to their Coffee and Carols party, singing with accompaniment from the LVC wind orchestra.

The guests were picked up by coach from local villages, including Linton, Hildersham, Balsham, Castle Camps, Horseheath, Great Abington and Helions Bumpstead.

The oldest guest was a woman from Linton aged 100.

Guests were served tea, coffee, mince pies and cake by students from year 9.

The students raised the £400 costs for the party themselves by organising a variety of fundraising events including a ‘Wear Your Hat To School’ day and a chocolate raffle.

“The Christmas party is an LVC tradition which goes back more than 20 years,” said organiser Jenny Pullin. “It seems to get better every year and there is a real community spirit.

“We are grateful to the Linton Co-operative who sent two members of staff to help with the tea and coffee and donated some generous prizes to the raffle.”

Tony Kelly, Linton Village College’s communications manager, said: “There was a really festive atmosphere this year as staff and students were wearing Christmas jumpers as part of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.

“Everyone looked really colourful and we raised over £740 for Save the Children,”

The choir also performed at the annual LVC carol concert at Holy Trinity Church, Balsham on Wednesday, December 17.

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