TWO Oxfordshire MPs have been singing their support for a charity that helps victims of the Syrian conflict.
On Tuesday last week Oxford West & Abingdon MP Layla Moran joined forces with north Oxfordshire MP Victoria Prentis for the 2017 Singing for Syrians concert and helped raise £32,000.
More than 600 people attended the event at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey organised by Mrs Prentis to raise money for the Hands Up Foundation which supports vulnerable people in Syria.
For the first time Ms Moran joined the choir of 14 MPs for the event at which there were readings from actors including Samuel West, Julie Christie and Martin Jarvis as well as a performance of Winter Wonderland by Alexander Armstrong.
Mrs Prentis said: “Singing together is a simple yet effective way to raise money for those most in need in Syria.
“It is really important to me that the choir is cross-party – it shows that we can all work together to help some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
“They all sang beautifully and showed that the plight of the Syrian people has not been forgotten.”
Ms Moran added: “It was a privilege to sing in the choir at such a magical event.
“In my youth I went to Damascus when my family lived in Jordan.
“My heart breaks for the people whose lives have been affected by the conflict and so when Victoria told me about this event I jumped at the chance to do my little bit.”