Youngsters hit the right notes to raise money for the air ambulance

Generous youngsters have raised £80 for the air ambulance service by singing Christmas carols in Market Harborough.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 4:49 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 4:50 pm
Katie Iliffe, Ellie Cleary-McHarg and Ella Layshley all aged twelve helped raise 80 for the Air Ambulance after singing Christmas carols around Market Harborough.

The group of nine girls aged from 12-15 sang a host of time-honoured festive favourites to entertain residents in The Ridgeway.

Louise Layshley, 49, who set up the special yuletide session on Monday December 23, said: “The girls did ever so well and I’m very proud of them all.

“People were very generous and were delighted to see us turn up and serenade them.”

The mum-of-two added: “One woman even told us that we were the best thing that had happened to her over Christmas!

“We’ve gone out and sang for a different charity every Christmas – it’s become our own annual tradition.”

Louise, of Crescent Close, Harborough, said her daughters Ella, 12, and Fay, 14, took part along with their friends.

“We asked some of the residents if they had their own special requests.

“The 12 Days of Christmas went down particularly well,” said the teacher at Glen Hills Primary School, Glen Parva.

“The Air Ambulance charity is an excellent cause.

“The crews and medics do a fantastic job helping to save lives so we are thrilled to be able to support their vital work.”