A SCHOOL'S gospel choir is in danger of folding unless new cash backing can be found.
Beech Children's Gospel Choir, from Beech School in Golcar, was run for three years under a Yorkshire Youth and Music project.
The backing for that ended in July this year. But the children enjoyed singing so much that teaching assistants Lynda Liles and Jackie Wilson decided to set about raising more money.
Since September they have managed to get a further £8,500 - much of it from local businesses - which will sustain them for another 12 months.
"We would love to get more sponsorship to enable us to carry on beyond then," said Lynda.
The latest donation they have received is from Botham Hall Care Centre, a residential home in Golcar.
They have donated £500 and bought all of the children T-shirts.
The children decided on the colours, blue and yellow, themselves.
A total of 35 children aged from six to 11 sing in the choir and 40% of them are boys.
"They just love singing and moving to the music and their faces are beaming when they give performances," said Lynda.
"Sometimes they are away for a whole day on a weekend when they give performances but they don't mind because they look on it as fun," she said.
Professional musician Tyndale Thomas, from Manchester, comes over and teaches the children for an hour every Monday afternoon.