Get hoarse for horses at concert

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SHELLEY’S riding for the disabled centre is urging people to come and sing at a special fundraising event to help the horseriding centre which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

The Shelley Centre, based in Layham Road, is urging people to get involved in a concert at St Peter’s on Saturday April 23.

Organiser Jilly Cooper said: “The Shelley Centre is in urgent need of funds, so what better way to do this than to come and sing in a concert performed by Song Cycle vocal group, who will be celebrating Shakespeare and St George in aid of the centre.

“There will be a variety of Shakespeare songs set to music by composers such as John Rutter, Eric Coates and Mendelssohn plus one or two readings, then we wave our flags whilst wearing our roses for St George’s Day.

“The concert will finish with a patriotic flavour, the last night of the Proms, followed by light refreshments.”

The Shelley Centre costs £60,000 a year to run and is an independent charity. All the riders are referred by their GP or other health professional and suffer from conditions including celebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, autism, polio, arthritis, Downs Syndrome, multiple sclerosis and cancer.

Tickets are £10 and are available from Landers Bookshop in Hall Street, Long Melford, or Compact Music, North Street, Sudbury, or from Jilly Cooper on 01787 281836.