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Posted: 01/11/13

Christmas comes early, with a charitable twist

Performing arts students at West Nottinghamshire College brought some early Christmas cheer to visitors at a festive food and craft fair today (Friday 1 November 2013).

Music students bring some early Christmas cheer

A group of 15 students on the Level 3 musical theatre course entertained the crowds at Mansfield’s Making It! Discovery Centre, on Littleworth, by belting out a selection of Christmas carols and seasonal songs.

Going under the name of the Create Christmas Choir – named after the college’s new performing arts centre, called Create – they used it as a warm-up to taking their act out into the community.

The students will combine their performances with raising money for the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides wigs made out of real hair for children suffering from hair loss, as part of a college enterprise project.

Fellow student Frances Savage, 16, from Mansfield (pictured far right), has suffered from alopecia since the age of nine and has been supported by the charity.

She said: “I was really happy when my friends and colleagues chose the Little Princess Trust as our chosen charity.  The trust helped fund my first two wigs, which made me happier and immediately more confident, so it’s great we’re raising money to help other children going through what I went through.”

The choir is now available for Christmas bookings by organisations or community groups staging festive events.

It will perform free of charge in return for the opportunity to raise funds for the Little Princess Trust through casual donations on the day.

To book the choir contact Catherine Orton, performing arts and music tutor, on 01623 627191 on ext. 8299 or email catherine.orton@wnc.ac.uk