BBC Children in Need at Chateau Impney, Droitwich

Thousands of Pounds Raised for Children in Need at Chateau Impney

Wednesday 23 December 2015

One thousand voices lifted the roof off Chateau Impney to raise money for Children in Need, singing a medley from The Sound of Music.

BBC Hereford and Worcester came along to the Chateau on Saturday 7 November and set up camp in the Regent Centre, and we welcomed 1,000 singers to learn and perform a medley from The Sound of Music.

Singers from across Hereford and Worcestershire came together, along with children from Westacre Middle School in Droitwich, to celebrate the musical’s 50-year anniversary and raise much needed funds for Children in Need – and we all had a fantastic time supporting them throughout the day. Our Events Coordinator Marta even took part as a singer!

BBC Hereford and Worcester were reporting live from the event throughout the day, and if you’d like find out more about what the singers had to do, watch the following video:


Today is the big day for Sing the Sound of Music...More than 1000 singers are descending on the Chateau Impney outside Droitwich. From 10 they'll be learning their lines, then the big recording is from 6 tonight

Posted by BBC Hereford & Worcester on Saturday, 7 November 2015

On Friday 13 November – the UK’s official Children in Need day – Malcolm Boyden chatted to Ben Elder, our General Manager, about the sing-a-long, what it was like to host the event at the Chateau and what a grand setting the Chateau made for such an occasion. 

You can listen to Malcolm’s interview with Ben by clicking on the player below:

Over £7,250 was raised by the Chateau Impney singers for Children in Need, which will help benefit children’s charities across the UK and internationally. It was a pleasure to welcome BBC Hereford and Worcester and all the singers to the Chateau, and we’re delighted that their efforts were able to raise thousands of pounds for a very worthwhile cause.

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