Charity concert raises £1,000 for Ukraine

Concert organises Steve and Terri Sheldon (left and right) with Phil Beer.

A total of £1,000 was raised for Ukraine with a charity concert.

Acclaimed folk musician Phil Beer performed at Carperby Village hall on Saturday.

Organiser Steve Sheldon said: “The audience, slightly depleted by Covid and other problems, was treated to a musical journey and master class in musicianship, spanning six decades, all stitched together by Phil’s warm anecdotes and charming humour.

“It was a fabulous night all round and a fitting way to end Phil’s last, full solo tour.

“Special thanks to all those who bought tickets but couldn’t make it, because they all willingly contributed their cash to a worthy cause.

“Over £700 was raised thanks to some substantial donations and our local vicar, Tom Ringland, who turned out to be a whizz at selling raffle tickets.

“The Village Institute treasurer and secretary kindly topped up the amount from their funds, so £800 has been sent to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal via the Disaster Emergency Committee.

“With Gift Aid this amount was worth £1,000. Thank you so much to everyone who attended, helped on the night or contributed in other ways.”