Milford Sound echoes with opera for family centre charity

Milford Sound had a rather dulcet tone to it overnight as an up-and-coming Dunedin Opera singer serenaded nearly 60 guests on an overnight cruise.

Dunedin opera singer Sophie Morris serenaded guests on a Mlford Sound cruise in aid of the Queenstown Lakes Family Centre. Source: 1 NEWS

It was the final training night for the Real Journey'" staff who were able to practice their skills hosting guests - with all proceeds going to local charity Queenstown Lakes Family Centre.

The guests bought tickets to the event and all of the $11,000 raised will go towards shortening the centre's six-week waiting list for families in need of support.

Singer Sophie Morris donated her time and voice to sing in what's arguably one of New Zealand's most picturesque spots.

"Our service is so over burdened that families who've reached their breaking point are having to wait far too long to be seen," says Ilona Weekley, QLFC General Manager.

"These funds will enable us to increase clinical hours to respond to these families in a timely manner," she says.