SOMERSET Hills Chorus created a Christmas atmosphere in Mothercare.

As well as raising money for Save the Children, they said farewell to Joan Bryant, who has sung with the group since it formed 20 years ago.

Joan, who has sung across the country and won many medals, said: “I’ve gained so much from being able to sing with the chorus, including the love and support of friends I’ve made throughout the years.

“Singing keeps your mind agile – even when times may be difficult, being able to focus on singing every week at rehearsals just takes your mind off any problems you might be facing.”