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Horsforth and Ilkley pupils keen to help children less fortunate
4:00pm Friday 1st March 2013 in Local news
Schoolchildren from Horsforth and Ilkley will be taking part in an event to help youngsters less fortunate than themselves.
Pupils from Featherbank Primary, Horsforth and Ben Rhydding Primary, Ilkley, will be among supporters of Barnardo’s from schools across the region who will join forces this week to create an evening of song at a special fundraising concert.
Nine school choirs will be taking part in the Barnardo’s Young Supporters’ Concert on Friday, March 1 - the first time the concert has taken place in the city. Music will range from modern hits including You Raise Me Up and Three Little Birds to more traditional pieces such as One World and To Love is Good.
Nearly 300 children, aged from five to 16, will be rehearsing as one choir for the first time on the afternoon before the concert.
Director for Barnardo’s Yorkshire, Steve Oversby, said: “We can guarantee an amazing night out for those who come to hear the children perform in the Town Hall – they’re set to raise the roof. The Barnardo’s Young Supporters’ Concerts have been an exciting experience for children up and down the country for the past six years – this is the first time we’ve run a concert like this in Leeds. It promises to be a fun event where children are helping other children.”
All money raised by the concert will be used to help the children, young people and families supported by Barnardo’s in the local area – including those who live in poverty, who have been abused and those who have been homeless.
The concert starts at 6.30pm. Tickets cost from £5 to £10 and are available online at leedsconcertseason.com or from the Leeds Town Hall box office on 0113 224 3801.
Barnardo’s works with more than 200,000 children, young people and their families each year.