A VARIETY show fundraiser at The Forum Music Centre in Darlington held in December raised money for St Teresa's Hospice and Darlington Mind.

The event, is held every year and The Forum.

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Viveca Bradshaw of Abbey Road Vocal Studios is a singing teacher from Darlington and she said: “The students love it. It’s a chance for them to get up and perform and you can tell they all get a lot of joy out of it.

"It's hard work each year and last year when we couldn't do it it was a bit disheartening for them but we were glad to get back to it.

"We also has about 10 ex students come back and sing which was lovely.

"We had some of the boys doing Jingle Bell Rock from Mean Girls which was hilarious and probably the higlight of the evening."

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The proceeds raised amounted to £1735.

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The event lasted 10 hours in total but the amount of money raised made up for the hard work.

Over 12 years, this annual event has raised £66,735 for local charities.

Mayor of Darlington, Cllr. Cyndi Hughes said: “Thank You for the Music 2021 was a resounding success, raising lots of money for my wonderful charities and showcasing some truly exceptional, kind-hearted young performers.

“Viveca Bradshaw, has encouraged and developed much more than just competent vocal skills amongst her pupils. Viveca has planted the seeds of confidence, resilience, and empathy in a generation of young people from her vocal studio on Abbey Road Long may her good work continue.”



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