Two groups of carol singers from Ayr Choral entertained Christmas shoppers in Morrisons in Troon on Monday 18th December and Marks and Spencer, High Street, Ayr on Thursday 21st December.
Busy folk were happy to listen for a while as we sang familiar songs and carols, while collecting funds to support Ayrshire Cancer Support, the local group which provides transport for cancer patients to hospital appointments, and counselling and support services for patients and their families in Kilmarnock and Ayr. Their aim is to improve the quality of life of those living with cancer and ensure help is readily available throughout Ayrshire for those who need it.
The great sum of £624 was raised, which included the proceeds of a bucket collection from the audience at our Christmas concert on 17th December in Ayr Town Hall.
A huge thank you to all those who contributed in any way, and to management and staff in Morrisons and M&S who were so helpful and supportive. Several later said how much they had enjoyed having real live singers in the store, and how good we sounded!