After 25 years of their Annual 12 hour Singathons, the Torpoint Ladies decided to take a rest for 2018. However, their fundraising activities continued.
A joint concert with the Saltash Ladies in aid of Cancer Research UK on 30 June raised around £325.
The 25th Annual Singathon took place in the Cornerstone Church, Torpoint on Saturday 17 June 2017. Commencing at 0900, the Town Mayor, Councillor Lambert Keise and his wife started the ladies on a 12-hour marathon sing in aid of the YMCA. By the end of the day over £1,000 had been raised with more still to be collected from sponsors.
2017 is the year of the 30th anniversary of the formation of the Torpoint Lady Singers.
At their concert with the Builth Wells Ladies Choir, £500 was raised for the charity researching Sepsis, and shared with St. James Church.
In 2016, the Lady singers held their 24th Annual Singathon in aid of the Plymouth and District Leukaemia Fund. The picture below shows them commensing the twelve-hour day of song, encouraged by the Mayor of Torpoint, Councillor John Crago and his wife.
The Annual Christmas Concert was in aid of the Derriford Hospital Gold Dust Appeal and £300 was raised on the night.
In December 2015, the Joint Christmas Concert with the Rame Peninsula Male Voice Choir raised well above £1000 for the Plymouth Hospitals Leukaemia Fund.
Above: TLS Chairperson, Chris Trethewey, and RPMVC Treasurer Barry Rundle present a cheque to Dr Tim Nokes, Consultant Haematologist at Derriford Hospital, who received the funds on behalf of the charity.
In 2014 The Lady Singers adopted the local charity Jeremiah's Journey as the focus of their fundraising efforts. Proceeds from several events, the biggest of which was the annual Singathon, were given to this organisation. The photo shows a cheque for £2620 being handed over at the concert with the Casterbridge Male Voice Choir, but the total raised over the year surpassed £3,400.