Choirs from four West Midlands’ schools competed in a charity concert this week, and raised £555 for the NSPCC.
Greenfield Primary School choir were the winners of the Higgs Charity Choir Competition organised by Black Country law firm Higgs & Sons and held at Brierley Hill Civic Hall on Wednesday. The event was compered by Higgs Partner Nyree Applegarth.
Also taking part were choirs from Brindley Heath Junior School, Hawbush Primary School and Pedmore CE School.
As well as singing schoolchildren, the evening included two performances from Legally Sound, the award winning Higgs & Sons choir made up of staff from across the firm which in 2015 won Legal Harmony, a national legal choir competition.
Alice Eastwood, a solicitor at Higgs who helps run Legally Sound and was one of three judges at the schools competition said: “What a fantastic event this was!
“All of the choirs were a credit to their schools and the audience and judges were blown away with the standard of singing – choosing an eventual winner was a tough call.
“The main aim of the competition was to raise funds for the NSPCC and raise awareness of safeguarding issues among local schoolchildren.”
Alice was joined on the judging panel by Tim Harding, a musical director at University of Wolverhampton, and Therese Pearson, Got 2 Sing Youth Choir Leader.
Clare Griffiths, Head of Events at Higgs & Sons, was thrilled at how the evening turned out: “This was a really exciting opportunity for the children to perform and compete in a professional setting, be in with the chance of winning a prize for their school and help generate funds for a vital local project to safeguard young people – while at the same time as having lots of fun.
“Thank you to everyone who took part in this hugely successful event, helping to raise much needed funds for such a good cause.”
The NSPCC is Higgs & Sons’ chosen charity of the year, and last month the firm raised £8,300 for the charity at its annual charity football tournament.