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Primary School help beat cancer by joining virtual choir

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Children from the River Mead School in Melksham are raising money to help beat cancer by joining a ‘virtual choir’ in a rendition of “Count On Me” by Bruno Mars.

The children are working with Bath based choral director Matt Finch to record the song on video whilst collecting donations to raise money for Cancer Research UK.  

Matt will be collating lots of videos of choirs, duets and solos all singing different parts of the song submitted to MyVideoChoir.com to form a collaborative virtual choir who will perform the song on YouTube later this year.  All participants to the project are asked to donate to Cancer Research UK before they submit their video.

The school choir have been particularly involved in the project by making posters and bucket shaking!  

Matt Finch will be attending the school’s Wednesday singing assembly on the 3rd April to complete the final polishing of their performance. 

Matt Finch said, “It’s great that these children can get involved in raising money for something that they truly can relate to.  So often it’s always about running marathons, shaving your hair or giving up smoking!  

“This is something that the whole school can get involved in, and join others of all ages and learn the song and be part of a choir to help beat cancer.”

Matt has already raised £350 by videoing an audience of 250 people at a recent concert singing the chorus of the song which will then be inserted into the final video.  If you or a group would like to be involved in the project go to www.MyVideoChoir.com for more information.

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