A choir has been praised as a free concert in a Bordon church has raised plenty of notes for a town charity that boosts wellbeing and mental health.

The Woolmer Forest Community Choir deserve a shout out after their free summer concert raised £450 for The Whitehill & Bordon Mental Health and Wellbeing Project.

The outfit performed under the leadership of Ysanne Bonner to a packed audience in St Mark’s on June 27.

There were some distinguished guests at the special performance with deputy mayor, Cllr Lynn Malikoff-Johnston, East Hampshire District Council chair Cllr Catherine Clark and Rev Iain Robertson in the crowd.

The choir showed off their vocal prowess and range with a diverse repertoire of songs, all sung accompanied and performed in glorious harmony.

Members also shared poems and gave solo performances with the audience joining in for an uplifting musical encore to bring the show to a joyful conclusion.

The event was a musical and charitable success with guests donating £350 and the choir adding an extra £100 to the pot.

“The afternoon was a real testament to the strong sense of community within the choir and the joy that comes from singing together,” said Ysanne after the performance.

The choir which meets every Thursday in term-time at St Mark’s has been a beacon of “camaraderie and joyous music making” since being formed in 2011.

A free summer singing workshop will take place on August 15 for people interested in joining, for more details email [email protected].