Proceeds from Proms evening go to hospice

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A CHILDREN’S charity will benefit from the proceeds raised at an annual proms in the garden event.

Angela Nichols and Laurina Curry have been organising the event for the last five years to raise funds for West Yorkshire Forget-Me-Not children’s hospice.

This year the theme for the event, which took place at Angela’s home in Fixby, was masquerade. It is hoped that the event will raise in the region of £300.

“We picked masquerade because it was something we have always fancied, like the scene from Phantom of the Opera,” said Angela.

“We had quite a crowd at this year’s event, I think because of word of mouth. People tell their friends and bring friends with them or the rest of the family.

“Everyone has said they enjoyed it and they always want to know when the next one is. But it is an awful lot of pressure especially just beforehand because you are hoping that it all goes according to plan.

“It’s putting all the music together to fit in with the theme which takes the most time.”

Guests are asked for a donation to attend and collection tins are passed around during the evening.

“We have raised up to £300 every year so hopefully it will be similar this year for the hospice,” said Angela.

“It is nice that they are building a children’s hospice like this locally for the people that need it.”