THE Wantage Choral Society's fundraising appeal has been given a £500 boost by developers Crest Nicholson.

The donation will enable the society to increase the number of concerts involving orchestras, and help provide a redesigned and updated website for the group.

Chairman of the society Geoff Williams said: “It is only generous donations from organisations like Crest Nicholson that enable charities like Wantage Choral Society to aspire to increase public appreciation of their performance.”

The local mixed voice choir group has been performing for more than 70 years and is made up of singers from Wantage and surrounding towns and villages.

Crest Nicholson Chiltern said it was 'proud to invest in the areas we develop.'