A concert organised by Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Andrea Jenkyns attracted dozens of attendees and raised over £800 for Help for Heroes and Leeds Womens’ Aid.
The event was held at Morley Town hall and featured performers from across the Morley and Outwood constituency, including vocal coach and singer Tony Wayne from Morley, Paige Smith and Paul Metcalfe from Morley Amateur Operatic Society, Charlotte Best, the children of Silcoates School, Stagecoach Wakefield, New Horizons Church Band, Liam Boase, and Andrea Jenkyns herself. After the concert was officially opened by Morley Mayor Coun Wyn Kidger, the singers performed a mix of contemporary music and traditional Christmas favourites. The stage, sound, and lighting were ably managed by Chris McAvoy, and Gayna and Howard Goalby. The event was sponsored by local firm Associated Waste Management. Andrea said: “I’m overwhelmed by the generosity of people in Morley and Outwood. “It’s great to see so many people coming together to support two fantastic causes. “All credit goes to the artists who performed in the concert and the backstage staff, all of whom volunteered their time, without them it wouldn’t have been possible. “At Christmas time, we’re often surrounded by friends and relatives, but it’s important to spare a thought for those who can’t be with their loved ones. “That’s why I hope the money raised brings some hope to the victims of domestic violence like those supported by Leeds Women’s Aid, and to those supported by Help for Heroes, our brave service personnel who have been wounded while defending our liberty overseas.” To find out more about the charities visit www.helpforheroes.org.uk and www. womansaid.org.uk.