GO Wales Girls Sing for Stardom!
The GO Wales girls at Glamorgan University have their sights set on a television appearance after the Welsh Cancer Choir they sing for; Tenovus Sing for Life has been shortlisted from over 365,000 projects to take part in the National Lottery’s ‘Cox and Hound hit the Road’ tour in Wales to raise awareness of the good causes supported by the £30 million raised each week by National Lottery players.
BBC Radio 1 DJ Sarah Cox and comedian Rufus Hound will be touring the UK from 14-18 November to visit projects that have benefited and will complete a challenge at each location. Ten projects across the UK have been shortlisted however only five will receive a visit based on Facebook votes from the public.
Angela Lewis and Julia Rees from the GO Wales team at Glamorgan University are both part of the Tenovus Sing for Life choir which was set up to support those who have been affected by cancer. They perform a range of songs including their signature song ‘Lean on Me’ which sums up the ideals of the choir.
Angela who joined Sing for Life 8 months ago said;
“Sing for Life began as a research project to measure the health and psycho social benefits of singing for cancer patients and their families and has since developed into a strong support network for its members who now meet on a weekly basis in the South Wales Valleys to learn new fun songs and rehearse for regular performances. The Sing for Life Choir is an extended family that comes together to support each other through difficult times, but also to celebrate the joy in life.”
“We are overjoyed to have reached the shortlist for the tour and would really like to encourage as many people as we can to vote for us via Facebook.”
Public voting is now live at www.facebook.com/TheNationalLotteryUK