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4:00 PM 13th March 2020

Concert To Bring In More Brass For Church’s Community Project

A brass band concert will help raise vital funds for the redevelopment of community facilities at Upton Methodist Church.

The church has raised £310,000 so far and hopes a concert by Knottingley Concert Brass will help them start building works later this year.

Local families are invited to attend the concert at Upton Village Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday 21 March. The church community has generously donated more than £26,000 to the project so far.

The redevelopment of the church will offer new facilities to help tackle loneliness, poverty, isolation and alcohol addiction in Upton and the wider community.

The new kitchen will also help the church ease holiday hunger when it opens its doors to children and young people during school holidays.

These new facilities will enhance our existing community activities such as our weekly Humpty Dumpty Club for under 5s and their carers and our monthly SHARE Charity Coffee Mornings.

The minister at Upton Methodist Church, the Rev. Naomi Kaiga said:

“We hope the concert will be a chance for the community to come together and support our project to bring new facilities to benefit the people of Upton. We’re so grateful for all the donations and support so far and this concert could help us start the building work as early as this summer.”

Knottingley Concert Brass played to a packed audience at Upton Village Hall in October 2018 with over £500 being raised to support the project.

Tickets to this year’s concert cost just £6 which includes refreshments – with a special discount for families. Concertgoers can buy tickets on the door or call 01977 284694 to book.