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A Choir With No Name to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust and hold concert in memory of Advertiser reporter Warwick Lane

A choir is to hold a concert to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust in memory of Advertiser sports and news reporter Warwick Lane.

Warwick died in August after a brave fight against leukaemia.

Before he died he was raising money for the trust and his family asked for donations to it rather than flowers at his funeral.

The Choir with No Name during rehearsals
The Choir with No Name during rehearsals

As well as fundraising, Warwick also launched a campaign to increase the number of potential donors on the Anthony Nolan Trust register, a blood donation charity that accepts healthy people aged 16 to 30.

He spread the word on social media using the hashtag #WarwicksWarriors.

Mrs Gill Kent and Mrs Karen Rayner, who are both members of the choir, have known Warwick and his family for many years and taught him at Muskham Primary School, where Mrs Kent was the headteacher.

“Warwick touched so many people’s lives, young and old, and even in failing health was keen to help other people,” said Mrs Kent.

Their choir - A Choir With No Name - normally performs twice a year in aid of a named charity.

Mrs Kent said it has been agreed that a concert in November should raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust in memory of Warwick.

The choir, led by Sarah Macleod-Cahn, rehearses at Tozer Dance Studio at Hockerwood Park, Upton, on Monday evenings.

Members sing a wide range of music with something to suit most tastes.

They will be wearing black for the concert and a yellow rose, as yellow was Warwick’s favourite colour.

The concert will be held at The HopBarn, Hockerwood Lane, Southwell, on Saturday 24 November.

Tickets cost £12.50, which includes a light supper.

They are available by calling 01636 702029 or 01636 707951.


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