Purple Patch: North Devon’s own Hospital Choir has raised an impressive amount so far, including more than £6,000 for the Chemo Appeal.

THE Hospital Choir formed in 2012 after being inspired by the Gareth Malone’s television series with the Military Wives Choir.

In that time it has raised an amazing £9,201.46 for local charities, of which £6,389.56 has been donated to the Chemotherapy Appeal.

Choir members come from a wide range of departments within the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust, from clinicians to admin staff and cleaners.

“The choir has enabled us to raise a fantastic sum for local charities, particularly our hospital Chemotherapy Appeal,” said Capener Ward manager Angela Walter.

“It is a great way for our staff to get together, sing and socialise. Our staff can join the choir at any time.

“The Hospital Choir will continue to raise funds for the Chemotherapy Unit during 2014.”

Appeal fundraiser Julie Whitton added: “The choir have been extremely generous to the Chemotherapy Appeal and we are delighted that they are going to continue to support it during 2014”.

The appeal has now reached £1.88million – the fundraising team still need to continue to fundraise to meet its £2.2.m target and would like to hear from anyone who would like to stage an event on behalf of the appeal.