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By Fiona Reid
Annan and Eskdale
Tuning up for flood victims

A GROUP from Dumfries is reaching out to their flood hit Cumbrian neighbours with a charity single.

REACHING OUT . . .  launching the song, left to right: Nadia Ali, Jack Finlay and Allison Mclellan. Photo by Dan Wright

Singer Holly Little has teamed up with Dumfries Community Choir to record a special version of Auld Lang Syne in aid of the Cumbria Flood Recovery Appeal.
The fundraiser was the brainchild of Allison Mclellan, 22, who is a volunteer with the Big Burns Supper.
And the track is sung in original Scots, arranged to a Celtic rock soundtrack by musician Robert Shields.
Choir leader Graham Main said: “This is a great way to show our friends in Cumbria that the community in Dumfries and Galloway supports them.
“We couldn’t think of a better song in the world to show our love right now.”
The track will be available to download at www.bigburnsupper.com for 79p from today through to Burns Night and all money goes to the flood appeal.
Jane Humphries, head of the Cumbria Community Foundation grants panel, which is leading the appeal, said: “We are extremely touched by so many generous offers of help and support to the people of Cumbria.
“The recording is a great way of raising vital funds for families and individuals affected by flooding at this terrible time and our thanks go out to the organisers and our friends across the border.”

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