Fundraising concert for brothers after Leeds house fire deaths

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A fundraising concert is being held for two brothers whose parents died in a house fire tragedy in Leeds.

Martin and Susan Ashworth’s home in Farfield Court, Garforth, was gutted by the blaze, which happened on the evening of April 29.

Their sons, university student Matthew and sixth form pupil Adam, were not at the property at the time of the fire.

Now jazz band Capacity are playing a gig in aid of the brothers at Garforth’s Libby’s venue this Friday night.

Organisers say the show – which will feature support from The Brylls – is likely to be a sell-out.

Mrs Ashworth’s body was discovered in the wreckage of the family home following the fire.

Mr Ashworth was taken to hospital with serious burns and later died of his injuries.

The couple were understood to have been experiencing marital difficulties and police said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

It was not clear at the time whether Mrs Ashworth was already dead when the fire started.

Widespread tributes were paid to the mum-of-two following the tragedy, particularly for her work with the Garforth in Bloom group.

One friend, who asked not to named, told the YEP: “A shining light has been lost from our life and the lives of everyone she came into contact with.”

Advance tickets for Friday’s concert are priced £5 and can be bought from the SPT Uniform Shop on Garforth’s Main Street.

They can also be purchased by e-mailing Crowd size permitting, admission on the door will cost £7.

The venue for the concert is the old Liberal club, also on Main Street in Garforth.

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