Singer Pixie Lott performs at Mayor of Havering’s Variety Show which raises thousands of pounds for charity

PUBLISHED: 12:30 24 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:56 24 January 2018

Brentwood singer Pixie Lott performed at this year's Mayor of Havering's Variety Show. Picture: Queen's Theatre

Brentwood singer Pixie Lott performed at this year's Mayor of Havering's Variety Show. Picture: Queen's Theatre

Queen's Theatre

Singer and The Voice Kids judge Pixie Lott gave a surprise performance at a variety show which raised thousands of pounds for worthy causes.

As the Upminster Golf Club Ladies’ Choir sung their last song - Boys and Girls by the Brentwood singer - at the Mayor of Havering’s Variety Show last week, Pixie herself appeared on stage and sang with the group to everyone’s delight.

Members have described the night as a “highlight” for the golf club choir and everyone was “astonished” when the singer joined them on the stage.

The surprise was organised by music teacher Gill Cook who coaches the group.

She said: “The whole event was a massive surprise and excitement for everyone and, over a week later, we’re all still floating on the bubble of it all.

“The memory of it will live for many years to come.

“The choir has been such a success and we have become a real family together supporting one other through various blips in our lives.

“We are so lucky to be able to play golf together and now sing together.”

The variety show, which took place at Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, last Tuesday, was organised to raise money for the mayor Councillor Linda Van den Hende’s three chosen charities, First Step, Dementia UK and the Havering Volunteer Centre.

As well as the surprise appearance, the crowd was treated to other performances including from the Royal British Legion Band, the Ellen Jane School of Dance, guitarist Jonathan Belay and a jazz string quartet.

The annual show managed to raise £3,400 in total for the three charities.

Mayor of Havering, Councillor Linda Van den Hende, said: “It was a fantastic evening with a vast variety of performances, all of which I thoroughly enjoyed.

“We have amazing local artists and I was pleased to see them all showcase their talents on stage.

“To have Pixie Lott perform at the show was incredible, and I was extremely happy to have her there.

“Thank you for everyone who took part, bought tickets and for all who helped to make the show happen.”

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