Home Farm Trust ready for 50th anniversary concert
A MORLEY charity will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with a massive concert in Morley Town Hall on October 20.
The Morley Friends of the Home Farm Trust (HFT) are expecting as many as 100 performers at the concert compered by the much loved former Yorkshire Television star Geoff Druett.
Philip and Nancy Stephenson helped set up the Morley friends group more than 25 years ago after the charity, which supports people with learning disabilities, helped their son.
He said: “Everyone in Morley knew the Home Farm Trust because every month we were in the town hall with jumble sales and coffee mornings and then we did a big cabaret every year where Geoff would get colleagues and friends to come and perform and we raised lots of money.
“As we got older the group has become a bit dormant but now Geoff has agreed to come out of retirement and put on a gala concert and it is amazing how many people are ringing up and saying they will come.
“We want to fill the town hall and have a great night and who knows where it will lead.”
He added: “It will be a great night when everyone gets back together for one night and maybe will get someone there, someone younger who can continue the work.”
The concert will feature the Yorkshire Evening Post Brass Ensemble, Cawthorne Choral Society, conducted by Malcolm St John whose career has included performances at Glyndebourne and Saddlers Wells, and soprano Susan Lees, a veteran of Glynebourne and English National Opera.
She will bring with her Sue’s Kids, a group of young singers she has been training.
Everyone is welcome at the concert and tickets costing £10 each and including light refreshments, are available by calling Mr Stephenson on 01924 823457.
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