Bury St Edmunds school’s choir hits a fund-raising high note for ‘Singing for Syrians’ campaign

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MP Jo Churchill with County Upper School's chamber choir. 
Picture Mark Westley
Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill with County Upper School's chamber choir. Picture Mark Westley
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Students at County Upper School in Bury St Edmunds hit the high notes to raise £500 for vulnerable people in and around Syria affected by the country’s civil war.

MPs around the country have been asking their constituents to take part in the ‘Singing for Syrians’ campaign. The efforts by County Upper’s chamber choir is the highest amount raised so far by any school in the UK.

They presented a cheque to Bury MP Jo Churchill on Friday when she visited for Parliament Week.

Mrs Churchill said: “I am absolutely astounded by the amazing efforts of County Upper School in raising £500 for Singing for Syrians campaign; currently the highest amount raised by any school in the UK.

“This result is testimony to all the hard work and dedication of all the staff and, of course, the students and it was my pleasure to attend County Upper on Friday to share in the schools fantastic achievement.”