Seagulls drop in with £2,500 gift for Community Hospital

Seagulls drop in with £2,500 gift for Community Hospital

Image credit – John Martin – Photographic Design

Popular local singing group, the Cornish Seagulls delighted staff at Helston Community Hospital recently when they presented the matron with a cheque for a whopping £2,500.

The 20 strong vocal group can often be seen in local pubs, residential homes or on the quayside at St Ives, where they regularly entertain local people and visitors with their  repertoire that includes; sea shanties, folk songs and gospel music alongside traditional Cornish favourites.

A delighted Lynda McHale, the matron at the hospital said, “Wow, we were all delighted to receive this incredibly generous donation, it will make a significant difference to enhancing our patients experience at the hospital.”

“I know I speak for everyone within our hospital community when I say a massive thank you to the Singing Seagulls for their most generous donation,” added Lynda.

Donations made during their performances are donated to charities based in Cornwall, and the group have supported other charities including: The Cornwall Air Ambulance, Cornwall Blood Bikes and Fleet.

Notes to Editor

The Singing Seagulls are a Cornish group who entertain at a variety of venues in Cornwall.  With its roots in Cornish male voice singing it now opens its door to anyone who enjoys singing traditional music, while entertaining people both local and visitors.  You may find The Singing Seagulls in a nearby pub, on the quayside at St. Ives or entertaining in residential homes at Christmas.  The group now consists of some twenty singers both male and female.  As well as singing in Cornwall the group has enjoyed many tours, including Cumbria and two to the Republic of Ireland.