Caped crusader makes music for Children in Need

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Holy musical fundraiser Batman!

This Caped Crusader is coming to the rescue of needy youngsters in Leeds by using the power of music to support Children in Need.

Saxophonist Will Forrester at Leeds City Station.

Saxophonist Will Forrester at Leeds City Station.

For the last eight years saxophonist Will Forrester has become a familiar sight to commuters passing through Leeds City Station.

And he transformed into the city’s very own fundraising hero today by donning his cape for a marathon busk.

Talented Will entertained crowds with eighties classics and Disney smash hits as they passed through the bustling station.

Will, who was set to play from 5am until 9pm, is hoping that his ninth year at the station will see him raise a grand total of more than £40,000 for Children in Need.

He said: “I just love it and it is really good that I can use something I love such as music to help others.

“To me it is just a big practice session.

“I do a little bit of teaching and work with children so I can see the difference that music makes to them.

“The reaction has been really good as usual and eighties tunes seem to be quite a hit with the crowds at the moment.”

And he said his unusual choice of costume for the annual fundraiser comes from the charity’s Be A Hero theme.

Will added: “It’s not every day you see Batman playing a sax in Leeds City Station.

“It’s just nice to put a smile on people’s faces.”

Fundraisers across the city are set to transform into heroes on Friday to support Children in Need.

And your Yorkshire Evening Post wants to hear from you about what you are doing to help the charity.

Email your fundraising pictures to yep.newsdesk@ypn.co.uk or tweet us your snaps to @LeedsNews.

We will showcase all of your efforts on our live feed on our website throughout the day.

Anil Stocker, CEO of MarketInvoice

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