MP joins Northumberland TV star to sing at flagship Syrian concert

Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP and Alexander Armstrong.
Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP and Alexander Armstrong.

Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan sang at the flagship Singing for Syrians concert in London with fellow Northumbrian and television star, Alexander Armstrong.

The initiative encourages people around the UK to come together and sing to help support the people of Syria in their desperate time of need. It encourages individuals, bands, choirs, schools and churches to raise as much money as possible by holding a singing event.

Singing for Syrians is part of the Hands Up Foundation which supports partner organisations working in and around Syria. Where possible the projects are implemented by Syrians in Syria, monitored from the UK. The funding is distributed as wages and aid items to some of the most vulnerable people affected by the crisis.

Mrs Trevelyan said: “Singing for Syrians is a fantastic way to raise money for the most desperate people who remain in Syria. I am particularly concerned about the elderly and those with poor health, who are too weak to contemplate leaving the country.

“I was delighted to sing alongside fellow Northumbrian Alexander Armstrong and we both give our best North-East vocals to support this unique and wonderful charity. It is a fantastic thing to be a small part of and I would encourage everyone across north Northumberland and the country to try and get involved in something that can help some of the most vulnerable people in the world.”

Armstrong, from Rothbury, has been the presenter of the BBC One game show Pointless since it began in 2009.