AT the end of a wonderfully entertaining evening of light music on Thursday, August 22nd, at Burley Methodist Church, onions and shallots, both basic crops in The Dogon Region of Mali, West Africa, were presented to soloists Lucy Clarke and Allen Whitmore, readers Elizabeth Sharp and Catherine Stevenson, accompanist Mike Nicholas and sunflowers to conductor and director of Ladies Please choir Dorrie Clarke.

Ladies Please gave the concert as part of The Burley Summer Festival and in aid of The Burley-Téréli Friendship Trust, a local charity which works in The Dogon region of Mali.

This is the sixth year that the charity has been the beneficiary of this choir.

The Ladies Please choir were in great voice, and the soloists were terrific! Their programme, including The Téréli Song by Jean Eastham, was enjoyed by everyone.

The funds raised will be used to support well-digging, bee-keeping and dune stabilisation projects.