A CHOIR assembled by the Rotary Club of Chippenham kept shoppers entertained over the festive period by singing carols to raise money for their local and international chosen charities.

The club, who sang at Morrisons in Cepen Park North and Sainsbury's in Bath Road for the second and fourth year in a row, raised just over £1,000 for their charities.

Rick Squires, chairman of the Rotary International Committee, said: “Many thanks to both Sainsbury’s and Morrisons for giving us the opportunity to sing; it enabled us to have a great deal of fun and entertain the public.

"Everyone was very generous in their contributions which enabled us to collect a record amount of just over £1,050 from the two sessions.

"Through its various charitable activities, Rotary members change lives and improve communities all over the world - and that’s definitely something worth celebrating.

"Through Rotary’s own charity, the Rotary Foundation, members have supported thousands of projects both in their local area as well as overseas, providing clean water, fighting disease, promoting peace, providing basic education, and growing local economies. We’ve also been a leader in the fight to eradicate polio worldwide.”