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Concert raises £3,300 for Weston Park

Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir chairman Mick Siddall has presented a cheque to Weston Park Cancer Charity for £3,300.

The funds were raised at a concert at Sheffield Cathedral organised by Mick in recognition of the “wonderful care” his late wife Carol received at Weston Park..

And the choir’s annual charity golf day at Stocksbridge Golf Club in the summer raised £2,000 for same charity, bringing a total of £5,300 raised for this worthwhile cause last year.

Special guest artist at the concert was Gervase Phinn, the author, broadcaster and comic raconteur best known for his best-selling series of five books about his time as a schools inspector in the Yorkshire Dales. The evening featured Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir, conducted by Fran Wells, Loxley Silver Band, soprano Elisabeth Beard and pianist James Barnett, presenting a varied programme of top-class music.

Retired teacher Mick said: “The staff at Weston Park are superb and the care my late wife Carol received was nothing short of wonderful. I am hugely grateful that so many talented musicians took part in this memorable evening, performing without any charge which was a very touching gesture.”

The choir is busy rehearsing for a concert at St John’s, Deepcar, on Saturday March 14th with Fox Valley Voices followed by a trip to an international music festival and competition in Verona, Italy in early April.

Photograph by Chris Blackburn