Concert raises thousands for Poppy Appeal in Leeds town

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

Tuesday, 14th November 2017, 7:53 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 10:23 am

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”.

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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.