Last Saturday, York Concert Band staged a concert in aid of Bereaved Children Support York (BCSY) – an organisation that aims to support bereaved children and families in the York area.
Held at The Folk Hall in New Earswick, the audience enjoyed 40 members of the North Yorkshire ensemble perform two hours of toe-tapping tunes with songs from The Greatest Showman, Mamma Mia, Star Wars, Les Miserables, Ed Sheeran, Grease, The Beatles and more.
The event was a huge success – and raised £800 for the charity.
Jo Cole, founder of BCSY said: “The music from the band was wonderful and the smiles in the room showed how much fun the audience had.
“The money raised from the event will be put to good use buying toys and creative supplies for crafts at our monthly drop-in peer support group sessions where bereaved children come together to join in with activities knowing that they have all had similar experiences.
“It will also go towards therapeutic support provided by the experienced bereavement practitioners we employ.”