A Women’s Institute choir has been asked to perform a First World War concert by the British Legion after landing a prize at the recent Hastings Musical Festival.
The Bexhill Seagirls WI had only ever made one public appearance – to Peterhouse Care Home in the Old Town – before entering the musical showcase along the coast.
But they carried off first prize in their choir category, much to the delight of everyone involved.
Since then they have secured a host of further engagements, including representing East Sussex at the first round heat in Dorking of a national WI competition.
They have also been added to the line-up for the British Legion’s First World War event later this year and are busy planning their own full evening fund raising concert for this summer.
Keith Rhodes, spokesman for the choir, said: “The girls worked tirelessly rehearsing for the musical festival every Thursday evening for weeks and weeks and their reward was totally justifiable.”