A SOUTHAMPTON choir is pulling out all the stops to help give a much needed make over to a community’s run down play area.

There are only two play parks left in Lordswood which have been there for more than 30 years.

One is run down with poor equipment and the other is a very large concrete area but only has two very tired swings.

Despite these poor facilities there is a big demand with children queuing to use these parks.

Plans are already underway by Friends of Lordswood Park to transform the area into a modern fun haven for local youngsters.

Colourful and fun flooring will create a platform for a great play park for children of all ages and abilities.

Now the community project has been given a major boost by The Living Lordswood Community Choir who are targeting their latest fundraising on helping the friends create a state of the art park.

Sing! Sing! Sing! For a slide and a swing is the catchy chorus of the songsters’ summer concert which is being staged at Oakwood Primary School today.

The choir was launched four years ago after being inspired by choirmaster Gareth Malone’s TV reality show The Choir.

Organiser Peter Short said: “Lordswood is a great place to live and we wanted to play our part in helping to bring the community together.

“It seems to be working.

“The choir has grown steadily from 30 members in its first year and currently numbers around 50.”

The choir’s summer concert playlist will include Shona Malanga, Love Shine a Light, Hold Back the River, Johnny B Goode, Living in the Moment and Waterloo. The audience will be able to join in a singalong.

Doors open at 7pm and admission is free.

Donations and proceeds from the raffle will go towards the new children’s play area in Lordswood.