A TROUPE of talented Inverclyde singers are helping cancer patients as they made their long-waited comeback after the pandemic.

Rehearsals are in full swing for Greenock Rock Choir's end of term concert, from which proceeds will go towards Ardgowan Hospice.

The concert, being held in the Greenock Baptist Church on Monday at 7.45pm, is the group's first since coronavirus begn.

Choir leader Charlene Gordon, who leads Rock Choirs in Greenock, Hamilton, Paisley and Helensburgh, says she is delighted to get the singers back in action.

She said: "It is incredibly exciting to be able to perform again as a group and have an audience.

"We continued to meet over the pandemic, albeit virtually, but nothing beats being together in the one place and performing again as a choir.

"We chose Ardgowan Hospice to benefit from our fundraising as they are an amazing local cause who many of the choir members have a personal connection with.

"We'd love to see as many people come along as possible to enjoy an amazing night of feel-good entertainment."

Audiences can expect hits through the decades such as ABBA's Super Trouper and singer Linda Durand pledges everyone 'will leave with a smile on their face'.

The long-standing member added: "It'll be lovely to welcome family and friends to the church to watch our performance.

"We have been working hard to make it a brilliant night and audiences can expect great fun and an escape from the norm.

"We have just under 40 members taking part, but we are always looking for new voices to come and join us."

*To find out more about joining the local Rock Choir or about the concert, visit facebook.com/charlenegordonrc