Concert raises thousands for Poppy Appeal in Leeds town

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A poignant concert held in memory of fallen soldiers has raised thousands of pounds for charity.

Morley’s branch of the Royal British Legion organised the concert to mark Remembrance Day on Saturday.

The event, at Morley Town Hall, raised more than £2,000 for the Poppy Appeal.

It featured performances from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s band and was preceded by a parade outside the town hall. Coun Bob Gettings, who arranged and attended the concert at the weekend, said it was a “great success”.

He said: “It was truly a concert to remember.

“There was quality music, professionally played – a great success with the town hall full to capacity.”

During the concert’s interval there was a two minutes’ silence. Last year, £38,000 was raised in Morley in total for the Poppy Appeal.