Some of Northern Tasmania's more disadvantaged members have given back to the community, with the Choir of High Hopes' $950 donation to The Examiner's Winter Relief appeal.
The choir is for people who may not feel comfortable in a traditional, formal choir setting. People with a disability, a mental illness, or experiencing homelessness are among those encouraged to join.
Founder Merelyn Briton said it "gives people a chance to get up and have a go".
"A lot of people on the edge of society get ignored, and this is one way of being noticed I suppose," she said.
"It's a very welcoming community - whenever anyone new comes in they are accepted, and you can be who you are."
Their fundraising concert on Saturday resulted not only in the donation, but in a new member, adding to the about 30 people who rehearse each week.
Donations to the Winter Relief Appeal can be made in multiple ways. You can donate in person at The Examiner's Cimitiere Street office or at participating businesses; through an electronic funds transfer with BSB 035-822, Account 011443537; or through BPAY with biller number 49429, reference number 0100 0406190 01443537 0.