Motion raised in Scottish Parliament for Springfield Cambridge Festival Chorus and Orchestra
Bishopbriggs based choir Springfield Cambridge Festival Chorus and Orchestra have been praised in the Scottish Parliament by local MSP Rona Mackay after their staggering charity fundraising total. As previously reported in the Kirkintilloch Herald, the choir, who to date have raised over £390,000 in aid of Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS), have now been recognised in the Scottish Parliament for their efforts. The official parliament motion (S5M-24147) in the name of Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP Rona Mackay “pays tribute” to the choir and “praises the commitment and innovation of its musical director and members”. During the COVID-19 pandemic, despite not being able to host their annual concert, the group still managed to raise £20,000 for charity. Commenting, Ms Mackay said: “As the MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden it’s the greatest privilege to be able to support incredible groups like the Springfield Cambridge Festival Chorus and Orchestra. “The least they deserve is to be recognised in our national parliament, praising both their community spirit and charity work. To have raised over £390,000 over the years is simply staggering. “The group deserve every plaudit and adulation coming their way. Their work has demonstrably improved the lives of children across my constituents and across the country. “They are a tremendous credit to our community and the monies they have raised will go a long way in supporting CHAS in their vital work across Scotland. Commenting, Musical Director Alan A. Craig said:
“We are delighted to have been recognised in the Scottish Parliament and we thank our local MSP Rona Mackay for submitting the parliamentary motion in her name.
“Despite the pandemic we were keen to do whatever was possible to support those who needed it most. We were humbled and thrilled by the response from our wonderful supporters.”
“Over the years, it has been a tremendous privilege for us to help support CHAS’ vital work for children across Scotland. Now more than ever, we need to ensure we continue to support them as we see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel.
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You can view the full motion here.