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Over £53,000 raised from Midsummer Spectacular is given to local charities

A cheque for over £53,000 was handed over by Jacky Bowes, the current High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire, to representatives of four charities set to benefit from the Midsummer Spectacular Charity Concert.

The event was organised by Jacky and took place at Driffield Showground in late June, with around 2,000 people enjoying entertainment from headliners Grimethorpe Colliery Band, violinist Kate Cruscicka and the East Riding Senior Wind Band, with proceedings overseen by BBC Radio Humberside presenter Blair Jacobs.

In total, £53,567.65 was raised and will be split between Working Independently Supporting Hull Hospitals (WISHH), The Tribune Trust, Macmillan Cancer Support’s Yorkshire Appeal and the Driffield Agricultural Society.

Representatives of the four charities – Fenella Gilliat (chair of Driffield Agricultural Society), Chris Blacksell (Tribune Trust), Lisa Whitton (WISHH fundraising manager) and Rachel Kirkwood (Macmillan Cancer Support’s Yorkshire Appeal) – attended an event last Thursday evening (4th September) at the home of Anne and Patrick Farnsworth in Foston-on-the-Wolds to receive the cheque.

A cheque for over £53,000 was handed over by Jacky Bowes and the event committee and sponsors, to representatives of four charities set to benefit from the Midsummer Spectacular Charity Concert.

Also, in attendance were Blair Jacobs, representatives of sponsors Aon, North Bar Homes and William Jackson Food Group and Sue Lockwood, the chair on the Midsummer Spectacular Charity Concert committee.

“I would like to say an enormous thank you for everyone’s support, our sponsors, everyone who helped in any way and there are too numerous to single out and to everyone who attended,” said Jacky.

“We have had so many post-concert thankyous and good wishes which have been very much appreciated. “It is a phenomenal result brought about by the work and support of so many and I want to say a massive thank you to every single person, and I know that WISHH, The Tribune Trust, Macmillan and DAS will put every penny raised to great use and it will all be used in our local area.”

Driffield Midsummer Spectacular 2022 – Driffield Showground
Driffield Midsummer Spectacular 2022 – Driffield Showground
Driffield Midsummer Spectacular 2022 – Driffield Showground

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