Diss Big Sing raises hundreds for charity

Gerry Hosking launches the 10th annual Big Sing in Diss.

Gerry Hosking launches the 10th annual Big Sing in Diss. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

A lively evening of music raised £618 for a health centre.

The cash raised from the Big Sing at St Mary's Church in Diss, on Sunday, has been handed over to the Friends of Diss Health Centre to go towards buying another seat outside the surgery.

Organiser Gerry Hosking said: 'The evening was a great success and the church was packed with people.' This year's event took a nostalgic look at Mr Hosking's decade of organising the giant sing-a-long, with the hymn sheet including songs performed during his time of being involved.

Mr Hosking - famous for wearing a different brightly-coloured 'outrageous' shirt each year - holds a public vote each year so people can choose which songs are performed. The 67-year-old, of Appletree Lane, Roydon, said the main benefit of the Big Sing was 'bringing people together'.