Tuesday December 12, 2017
A year’s fundraising in memory of former choir member Tony Pickett culminated in a sell-out concert last Sunday (December 10) and a total of £12,440 being raised for the British Heart Foundation.
Tony, who lived in Frome aged 62, died of a heart attack whilst cycling in July 2016. He sang both in the Bath Male Choir and the mixed-voice Bath Chorus, both led by Grenville Jones.
Throughout this year many fundraising events were organised by choir members. In March Simon Kale raised over £5,800 running the London Marathon and other local events and concert boosted the figure for the final total.
The concert last Sunday at St Michael’s Church was attended by Tony’s partner, Ginette Draisey, and members of his family. She told the audience and choir members;
“I can’t thank you all enough for this past year, not just the amazing money raised but for your support that has helped carry me through.”
Picture shows Ginette Draisey and their daughter Alice, with Grenville Jones and the Bath Male Choir.
Press enquiries to ;
Ginette Draisey on 01373 465686
Grenville Jones on 07778 282934