Wayfarers Chorus cause quite a stir in town’s soup kitchen

Wayfarers Chorus cause quite a stir in town’s soup kitchen

by Henry James (December 2016)

THE Wayfarers Chorus has donated £1,000 to Southport Soup Kitchen.

When members of the chorus heard about the soup kitchen they were touched and immediately decided to find out more about how it operated.

One of the members visited the kitchen in London Road and proposed to the Chorus Committee that they should make a donation.

The money was handed over recently and during the proceedings the chorus couldn’t resist singing some of their favourite songs, causing quite a stir to those passing by and delighting everyone in the soup kitchen building.

Helpers at the soup kitchen were bowled over by the donation. A spokeswoman said: “This will ensure that people, of all ages and all walks of life, will receive food.

“It’s the first time we have had a chorus entertain us!”

Southport’ Soup Kitchen is run totally by unpaid volunteers and began operating in 2001 in response to homeless people who needed to eat. It provides nutritional food at their premises and food parcels to the local community.

Since opening, there is a much wider cross-section of people who are in need. For example, people who live in substandard accommodation with poor cooking facilities, those affected by benefit cuts, the working poor and migrant workers, to name but a few.

By providing meals for these people, they are able to manage their lives a little better each week, said a spokesperson.

The Wayfarers Chorus is a barbershop harmony chorus and enjoys nothing else than a good sing and a bit of fun. They sing frequently in the Southport area and make donations to charities and good causes.

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