A coffee morning with a difference brought a cuppa cheer to worthy charities.

Members of singing group Rock Choir, led by Kathryn Davies, held a short concert at the event to raise money for the Babygrow Appeal at the Countess of Chester Hospital, children’s cancer support group Chics and the Rock Choir’s chosen charity Missing People.

For the choir, the words Frothy Cappuccino and a Piece of Cake, sung to the William Tell Overture , form a regular vocal warm-up at their weekly sessions, but they had a special meaning for this event.

The concert included classic hits such as Walking on Broken Glass, True Colours and Something inside So Strong.

Kathryn, who also runs weekly Rock Choir sessions in Knutsford, Nantwich and Warrington, was keen to bring her Chester morning and evening choir members together for the event.

Having just become a mum, Kathryn was drawn to the support offered by the chosen charities for families and children.

She said: “At Rock Choir we pride ourselves very much on the fact that, as well as teaching people to sing beautiful and uplifting songs, we are also a place where people can make new friends and have a new social life.

“It seemed logical to bring them all together for coffee and cake while raising money for charity.” The coffee morning raised more than £600.

Rock Choir has more than 16,000 members in more than 300 local communities.

For more information about times, visit www.rockchoir.com or call 01252 714276.