Dog boosts charity takings at St Albans carol service

PUBLISHED: 12:00 20 December 2015

Soroptomists with Fiona

Soroptomists with Fiona

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Four legs proved to be a winner with commuters when St Albans Soroptimists took to City Station to sing their annual selection of carols.

Soroptomists with FionaSoroptomists with Fiona

For thanks to Fiona the dog, the Soroptomists raised £576 for the St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge, the highest sum they have ever collected.

Twenty three Soroptomists sang at the station for an hour and a half earlier this month with one traveller popping £20 into the bucket because the singing had made everything seem so Christmassy.

A spokesperson for the local branch of the global women’s organisation said: “We are sure that our four legged friend Fiona made all the difference and she would like to send a big thank you and wish the generous St Albans commuters a very merry Christmas.

“Recent funding cuts and increased demand mean that the Refuge needs additional funding now more than ever before.”

The Soroptomist singers came from all over the area including St Albans, Harpenden and Redbourn. The event is timed on the closest Monday to Human Rights Day when Soroptimists all around the world take action.

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