Pop-up choir Sing for Water – and get it!

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As torrential rain battered Fort William Train Station last Friday, visitors arriving and leaving the town were treated to beautiful singing by a pop-up choir.

A group of ten Lochaber women, led by organiser Mandy Ketchin, were performing to raise awareness of Water Aid projects.

After attending a national ‘Sing for Water’ event in Edinburgh in June, Mandy felt this was something she could bring to Fort William so she got a group together and they practiced throughout the summer.

The group moved from the train station into town to share the message of Water Aid.

On a wet, dismal Lochaber day, the choir brought light entertainment to the town and a stark reminder 785 million people face a daily struggle to find clean water.

Mandy said: ‘We raised £255.70 from our collection on the day.  We’re still totting up all the money each singer raised individually from sponsorship, but we’re delighted the fantastic total looks like it’s going to be more than £1,000.’

Anyone wishing to donate to the charity should visit www.wateraid.org.uk.

The choir braved a downpour to Sing for Water. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos. NO F36 Pop-up choir.