Longridge based concert was another resounding success

Gertie Farmery presents June Baker with a bouquet, in appreciation of all her hard work.
Gertie Farmery presents June Baker with a bouquet, in appreciation of all her hard work.

Spring was welcomed in fine style by the combined Garstang and Preston groups of the June Baker Singers at Longridge Civic Hall and was thoroughly enjoyed by a 77-strong audience including Longridge Mayor, Coun Sarah Rainford and consort Andrew Fordham.

June and her singers have been performing this concert for The Longridge Branch of the Brittle Bone Society for the last nine years and this year the much anticipated event raised the magnificent sum of £997.

Entitled “Welcome to Spring,” there was a wide range of music, solos and duets and many favourites such as songs from “Annie get your Gun” and a rousing version of “There’s no Business like Show Business.” There was also the hilarious story by Ann Wicks, this year about the making of a birthday cake for the Queen - the main ingredient being a bottle of high quality whisky - and the concert finished on a high note with everyone singing “The Holy City.”

Longridge branch chairman Gertie Farmery thanked June and her singers, the helpers and supporters and presented June with a bouquet in appreciation of her hard work and continued support of the society.