Charity concert wins local support and raises over £8,000 for LOROS
A charity concert which was held at the De Montfort Hall earlier this month (October) has raised an estimated £8,500 for LOROS, the Leicestershire and Rutland hospice. The musical event was sponsored by several local businesses, including Leicestershire estate agency and chartered surveyors Andrew Granger & Co..
The concert, which took place on Saturday 15th October, featured The Froncysylite Male Voice Choir from the Welsh Valleys, as well as the City of Leicester Male Voice Choir. Mezzo Soprano Ann Atkinson also performed for the audience of over 1,000 people. Compered by the Rt Hon Alan Duncan, MP for Rutland and Melton, the concert was also attended by Lady Gretton, President of LOROS.
“It was a highly entertaining evening of first class musical performances, made all the more enjoyable by the knowledge that money was being raised for such a great cause,” comments Andrew Granger of Andrew Granger & Co.
Based in Glenfield, the LOROS hospice provides medical, emotional and practical support for patients with terminal illnesses and their families. In addition to on site care, the charity also provides services which include care in the home and treatment at Manor Croft, the palliative day therapy unit. The charity supports around 2,500 patients across Leicestershire and Rutland each year and has an annual fundraising target of 4 million pounds.
“At a time when NHS budgets are being cut, we were delighted to sponsor such a worthwhile cause and help LOROS in their fundraising efforts,” adds Andrew. “Anyone who has had cause to use the services provided by LOROS will know what a fantastic job they do and how invaluable the service is.”
Image: Jennifer Lady Gretton, the LOROS president and Andrew Granger of Andrew Granger & Co