Local children will be singing to the nation later today for charity.

Children from Slough Community Youth Soul Choir were selected to sing for Children in Need this year alongside other choirs from across the country.

The annual charity event will see the children singing ‘You Raise Me Up’, in a performance which was filmed in Slough, as well as other areas of the UK.

The children have been commended for their positive and professional behaviour as well as beautiful singing voices during the recording.

Formed in 2019 by Rebecca Richardson, Head of Slough Music Service, the choir is supported by local music charity Beat Routes and Slough Music Service.

Rebecca said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to sing on a national platform and show the talent and commitment our young people in Slough have.

"I have run the choir for the past four years and it’s been amazing to see young people’s confidence grow in performing."

Councillor Paul Kelly, lead member for education and children's services said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for the choir to showcase some of the talent our children and young people have."

The group meet weekly, term time Mondays at The Curve 5 to 7pm.

There is no cost to joining the choir, whose next intake is January 2024.

You can catch the Slough Community Youth Soul Choir's performance on Children in Need during the BBC broadcast on Friday, November 17 airing from 7pm.