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Veterans celebrate afterDudley concert donation

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: March 12, 2014

Pictured are the Mayor, Councillor Alan Finch, with Bob Townsend, Royal British Legion poppy organiser and Keith Moss, chairman of the Gentlemen Songsters Male Voice Choir

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VETERANS are celebrating after securing a £2,500 donation from a special concert with the Mayor of Dudley and an award-winning choir.

The Gentlemen Songsters Male Voice Choir raised the money from their Festival and Remembrance at Dudley Concert Hall last year.

The night, which was supported by Dudley Council, aimed to raise money for charity as part of a series of special events to mark Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.

The Mayor joined the choir to hand over the money to the Royal British Legion as part of their poppy appeal.

It takes their local poppy fundraising total to almost £40,000.

Keith Moss, chairman of the Gentlemen Songsters Male Voice Choir, said: "We're hugely grateful to everyone who supported the Festival of Remembrance and helped raise this fantastic total.

"The Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal is such a worthy cause and we are pleased we have been able to boost the total."

Councillor Alan Finch, Mayor of Dudley, said: "We were really pleased to be able to support the Festival of Remembrance and I am delighted that so much money has been raised for such a worthy cause."

More than 70 choir members performed on the famous stage at Dudley Town Hall in November last year, and were joined by a host of acts including Susie Riddell from BBC Radio 4's the Archers and Black Country poet David Bartley.

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