New choir book aids air ambulance

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The sales of a book written and compiled by a retired Hucknall teacher Helen Smith is benefitting a local choir and a charity which helped to save the life of her youngest son.

“Bestwood Male Voice Choir”, a 80 page publication enhanced by more than 40photographs, is Helen’s personal tribute to her late father Frank Wright, who was the last of 32 people who founded the choir in 1952.

Helen’s memories of her family and in particular her parents Frank and Doreen are proudly shared with readers in a fascinating anthology which mainly showcases the choir’s illustrious history through her dad’s collection of photographs and memorabilia.

Frank Wright, who passed away in March 2012 just two month’s before the choir’s Diamond Jubilee,worked as a miner and was the choir’s Welfare Officer, Vice-Chairman and Honorary Life Member.

Helen(58) has chosen to donate equal proceeds from its sales, to the Lincs. and Notts Air Ambulance charity.

In May 2009, her son Jonathan was riding his motorcycle in Lincolnshire when he was involved in a very serious road accident which brought the Air Ambulance Service to the scene in minutes.

“Their quick response,expertise and swift action and treatment definitely helped to save my son’s life for which I will be eternally grateful”. said Helen.

The imminent birth of her first grandchild has inspired Helen, who has also focussed her literary efforts on writing children’s books, the first of which is almost finished.

“Bestwood Male Voice Choir” the book, is on sale at the price of £5and can be purchased by contacting Helen on 0115-9532012.