Hartford Methodist Church, Beach Road, Hartford, Cheshire, CW8 3AD
© Bostock Singers 2019
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News and Concert Reports of the Bostock Singers
AN appeal to fund an operation to transform a little boy’s life has received overwhelming support in just seven weeks.
Dave and Carolynne Riley have turned their home into a Christmas garden to raise funds to help their grandson Joe Riley, who lives in Orford.
The 11-year-old, who is a pupil at Fox Wood School, has cerebral palsy and hopes to have a surgical procedure called selective dorsal rhizotomy at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
Our first concert of the year will be at
St Peters Church, Little Budworth
On Saturday 23rd March 2019 at 7.30
Tickets for this concert are priced at £6.00 available from the church or through the this website.
The Bostock Singers adopt Joe as their charity appeal.
Dave said: “Joe is not able to walk but this could release muscles in his legs and improve his upper body control.
“He should be able to sleep through the night because the pain will have gone from his legs and his communication should be better.”
Thousands of these operations have already been carried out successfully on the NHS on children with cerebral palsy. At present, Joe is not eligible for funding so his family has vowed to raise the £16,000 needed.
After only seven weeks, wellwishers have donated more than £9,200 - more than half of the amount needed to fund the treatment.
“The response has been absolutely outstanding,” said Dave. “We just can’t say thank you enough to everyone for their support.”
Carolynne is thrilled that her choir, the Bostock Singers, have adopted Joe as their charity appeal.
To donate to help fund Joe’s surgery visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/joedaley.
Our Musical Director speaks of her pride at being invited to Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s summer Garden Party.
Over the course of each year, the Queen welcomes more than 30,000 guests to spend the afternoon in the gardens of Buckingham Palace or the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Scotland.
The parties allow the Queen to speak to people from all walks of life, all of whom have made a positive impact in their community.
Nicola Howbrigg, musical director for Hartford-based voice choir, Bostock Singers, was invited to the Queen’s Garden Party on May 23.
She had been nominated in recognition of her work engaging communities and young people in music and singing.
Nicola said: “The whole day was magical. From the beautiful gardens to the cucumber and mint sandwiches, nothing was out of place.”
The party officially begins when the Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by other members of the Royal Family enter the garden at 4pm, when the National Anthem is played by a military band
Nicola said: “The moment that the Royal party came out of the Palace, I felt so proud to be British. It was a complete honour to be attending such a prestigious event.”