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Disforth Military Wives Concert Boosts Thirsk Charities...

29th April, 2023.

Ambitious plans to support families around Thirsk by Herriot Hospice Homecare and a quaint rural village church are to benefit by nearly £700 each, thanks to a sell-out charity concert.

Dishforth Military Wives Choir raised the rafters with a rousing performance at All Saints Church in Thirkleby, which included the chance for the audience to sing along.

It was the latest in a series of events staged by the church’s fundraising committee, All Saints Together (AST).

The group was established last year to help secure the future of the small rural church, which stands just off the A19 in Thirkleby.

Following the concert committee member Gill Walmsley said: “When we set our charity up we made a conscious decision not to just appeal for money but to run a programme of events to show off our beautiful church and raise funds that way. So far so good! Feedback is really positive and the support from local people has been terrific.

“This time we decided to split the profits with another local cause that’s very close to our hearts, Herriot Hospice@The Lambert and we are thrilled to be able to present them with a cheque for £696.13!

That’s what North Yorkshire is all about - communities and causes supporting each other.

Herriot Hospice Homecare is a local charity which supports people living with terminal illness and their families in their own homes and it aims to open the doors of the new hospice in autumn this year.............

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