Life-saving charity receives help from Centenary Choir

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38,000 Tyneside people reporting as in crisis received food parcels last year from Newcastle West End Foodbank! This is one of the busiest foodbanks in the UK and relies on the generosity of the public.
Help is on hand thanks to the efforts of a local pub and one of the most famous choirs from this region.
The Benton Ale House in Newcastle is a great traditional community pub with an excellent reputation for live music and sport. The customers are always keen to support local charity events.
This Saturday, 15th February at 7.30pm, they are organising a “St. Valentine’s Charity Special” and guess who will be appearing and supporting their efforts? The famous and our region’s own “Felling Male Voice Choir” at the start of their Centenary Year.
Landlord Russ Prentice explains “We have been supporting the efforts of the Foodbank for a few years now and our customers are so generous. The pub has hosted some great entertainers from across the region and overseas, but a full male voice choir is going to be something special.”
The guys from Felling are sure to get a warm reception especially when they perform some of their all-time favourites, such as Blaydon Races and Cullercoats Bay. Entry on the night is “free” but donations are encouraged. There will be a raffle on the evening. Some limited reserved seating is available in advance at £5 per seat. Contact the pub on Tel: 0191 266 1512. All proceeds from the evening will be split between the Newcastle Foodbank and the choir’s Centenary Fund”.
John McCorry, CEO of the Foodbank concludes “Businesses like The Benton Ale House and their generous customers are the life-blood of the Foodbank. These guys have supported us so many times over the last few years, it’s incredible! Now they’ve gone and got what I’ve heard is one of the best and most famous male voice choirs to help their efforts. And they’re here from Tyneside!”