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Watch: Police choir surprises Turku with Beatles classics for Red Nose Day

The annual Red Nose Day charity drive to raise money for needy children kicked off its 10th anniversary with a little help from their friends.

The annual Red Nose Day charity drive to raise money for needy children kicked off its 10th anniversary with a little help from its friends. Unsuspecting citizens of Turku were pulled over from their day-to-day errands when the local police department's octet Ratsia ("Raid" in English) burst into spontaneous song in the city's market square.

Clad in civilian clothing, the choir belted out the classic When I'm Sixty Four by The Beatles before heading onstage. There, they performed another evergreen, Hey Jude, in full uniform and let themselves into the hearts of the audience.

This year's Red Nose Day continues the long-standing tradition of collecting money for children's charities like Finland's Unicef branch, The Finnish Red Cross and others. Previous campaigns have raised close to 20 million euros, and Finland's oldest police choir Ratsia made sure this year is off to a solid start. 

Watch the video to see the Turku Police Department's choir Ratsia performing Beatles hits.

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