Choir raise cash for charity in honour of member with motor neurone disease

A hospital staff choir is hosting a special “The Greatest Showman” singalong this weekend to raise funds for a charity supporting people with motor neurone disease.

The choir at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is staging the event in honour of Consultant Histopathologist Dr Anne Campbell, a member of the choir in the soprano section recently diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND).

Made up of members of staff working in different departments at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital, the choir aims to raise funds for the Hull and East Riding branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

The choir, with Dr Anne Campbell, far right

Trust web developer Bonnie Gray, one of the choir’s tenors, said: “Although Anne is not able to sing with us now, she has many friends in the choir and always brings a smile to everyone’s face.

“We all miss her enthusiasm, her beautiful singing voice and her willingness to help new members learn their harmonies so we wanted to do something to help the charity supporting people with the condition.

“We’re hoping Anne will be here with us on the night as our very special guest of honour to show her just how much we appreciate her.”

The event at the lecture theatre in the Medical Education Centre at Hull Royal Infirmary from 7pm on Saturday is almost sold out with only a handful of the tickets still available from the choir’s Facebook page.

Although tickets are free, people are being asked to contribute a minimum donation of £5 to go to the charity. Drinks and cinema snacks will also be on sale, with all proceeds going to the Motor Neurone Disease Association.