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Torture survivors host charity carol singing concert in Holloway

PUBLISHED: 12:45 08 December 2017 | UPDATED: 12:45 08 December 2017

Staff, clients and supporters sing together in the choir at the Freedom From Torture Christmas Concert. Picture: Polly Hancock

Staff, clients and supporters sing together in the choir at the Freedom From Torture Christmas Concert. Picture: Polly Hancock

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Torture survivors staged a festive choir concert on Wednesday in Holloway.

The Sing for Freedom Choir, set up last year by charity Freedom from Torture, welcomed guests to the organisation’s Isledon Road headquarters for the carol-singing event.

Led by choirmaster Matthew Watts, they performed an eclectic mix of songs from around the world and a few Christmas numbers too.

While the event was free, donations were made to the charity, which is the UK’s only human rights organisation dedicated to the treatment and rehab of torture survivors and helps around 1,000 people a year.

The charity’s head of campaigns Hannah Ward, said: “We’re very proud of our Sing for Freedom choir, which brings together staff and torture survivors and anyone else who is free to rehearse on a Wednesday lunchtime! It was wonderful to have so many of our supporters join us for our concert and hope they enjoyed it as much as we did.”

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