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By Fiona Reid
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Farmers’ Choir ready to raise the roof

THE popular Farmers’ Choir is hosting a fundraising concert in Dumfries next week.

The event at the Easterbrook Hall is in aid of RSABI, which supports people in Scottish agriculture.

It will take place on Saturday February 25 and feature popular hits from Les Miserables, Lion King and The Greatest Showman.

Choirmaster Kate Picken, who is a music teacher from a farm in Dumfries and Galloway, said: “RSABI is a charity that is very close to our hearts. The Farmers’ Choir is delighted to be performing at Easterbrook Hall to support this worthwhile cause.

“It is well known that farming is a higher risk occupation for experiencing mental health problems and we want to send out a positive message of hope and encouragement through our performance, reminding farming folks that it’s ok to be not ok and help is at hand.”

Carol McLaren, chief executive of RSABI, expressed their gratitude to the choir for their support and for helping to raise awareness of mental health, adding: “Events like this are also a great opportunity for people to get together and enjoy each other’s company. We hope that people will be inspired to invite someone they haven’t seen for a while to come out and join them at the concert at the end of this month.”

The show will be sponsored by Tarff Valley and tickets cost £20 with all profits being donated to RSABI. Get them at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-farmers-choir-fundraising-concert-tickets-518671028007

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