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Weybridge Male Voice Choir singing for diabetes
The Weybridge Male Voice Choir will head to Guildford to perform in aid of Diabetes UK.
The concert, at St Saviour’s Church, is particularly significant for one member of the 70-member choir, who had type two diabetes diagnosed 20 years ago.
John Kirby, 76, from Walton, volunteers at the charity’s healthy lifestyle roadshows by offering risk assessments to the public to help them identify their chances of developing diabetes.
Mr Kirby says: “I am keen to raise awareness of the condition as not only is diabetes the fastest growing health threat in the UK but also about 850,000 people have type two diabetes but don’t know they have it because they haven’t been diagnosed.
“I feel lucky that I can use my passion for singing to raise money for a charity that is working towards a future without diabetes.”
The night of choral music is being organised by the Diabetes UK Guildford and South-west Surrey Voluntary Group.
The group was thrilled the choir would be fundraising for their charity and says money raised will go towards research into a cure for diabetes and information for those with the condition.
Weybridge Male Voice Choir; St Saviour’s Church, Woodbridge Road, Guildford; September 21, concert starts 7.30pm; £10 adults, £5 children; call 01483 424819.
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