Alfie and Blackpool Male Voice Choir

As a Lancashire lad, Alfie Boe is proud of his roots and is proud patron of two local charities, Trinity Hospice and the Blackpool Male Voice Choir (BMVC).

The choir was formed in 1923 at Raikes Parade Methodist Church and even now, the link with the Church is still maintained, many performances taking place in churches around the Fylde Coast.  The choir is still community based and as Paul Barker, Chairman, said when I interviewed him in 2015, “we exist to raise charity money” and one of these charities is Alfie’s other local charity, Trinity Hospice.  Being a community based choir is also the reason that they reached out to local hero Alfie, via his older brother, Joe and asked him to become their patron.  Apparently, the choir performed in a charity fundraiser for the local RNLI, at Alfie’s old haunt, the North Euston Hotel and after the performance, Joe said he must tell Alfie how much the BMVC have improved.  The rest as they say, is history.

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