Posted by: TomA | 1 July 2008

Northumbrian Water TV Event at Durham Choristers School

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On Monday morning, the four of us rolled up to Durham Choristers School, within the grounds of the Cathedral, for an official handover of the vehicle from Northumbrian Water.

First, a bit of back story:

When Mike was an angelic ten year old and attending the Choristers School, he sang solo in an underground reservoir at a concert organised by Northumbrian Water. Thirteen years later and Mike asked Northumbrian Water for a favour – which evolved from the prospect of a bit of sponsorship for the trip to the offer of a Land Rover Defender which was coming to the end of its working life with the water company.

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So, Monday morning we were greeted upon arrival by a full choir, all prepared for an appearance on ITV Tyne Tees News. Mike sang a solo, in a, er, great song about water. Well, what with Northumbrian Water being involved and the fact we’re raising money for Water Aid, it couldn’t have been about anything else…!

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I’ll get a clip of our TV appearance up ASAP (we had a nice 4 minute feature, with a good interview with Mike, some archive footage of him singing as a ten year old). In the meantime, you’ll have to make do with the following photo of the Tyne Tees cameraman and presenter….

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