Greenslade Taylor Hunt pledged support of Montacute Village Voices’ charity Christmas Concert on 20 December, which raised a total of £1,420 for its chosen charities.

The choir organised the concert in aid of St Margaret’s Hospice and Back Up, an organisation which helps people with life-limiting spinal injuries. GTH donated £200 from its Charitable Trust, which will be divided equally between the two charities.

Montacute Baptist Church was packed with supporters and friends of the charities and choir members who enjoyed a candlelit evening of traditional carols, mulled wine and other festive fayre. In addition, the raffle of high quality items donated by local businesses was popular and added over £250 to the combined total.

Teresa Coombes from St Margaret’s Hospice attended the concert and noted, “To run our hospice in Somerset costs close to £7.5m a year. Without the support we receive from the public and events such as this, it would be very difficult to reach our goal. Thank you to the choir and their supporters for an excellent evening and for your kind donations.”

Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Charitable Trust supports a number of community fund-raising efforts and believes strongly in combined efforts to help those in need.

Montacute Village Voices was formed around 10 years ago with a small band of enthusiastic local ladies whose main aim was to have fun and enjoy the benefits of singing. Over the years, the choir has grown and performs two popular concerts a year as well as supporting various local events. Their repertoire includes a mix of pop and folk songs – basically anything they enjoy singing.