Concert hopes to hit high note for meningitis charity

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A fundraising concert in Sheffield is aiming to put some brass in the bank for a meningitis charity.

Under the direction of MD Damian Wileman, Yorkshire band Cornerstone Brass is putting on the Music for Life concert in aid of Meningitis Now, the UK’s largest meningitis charity.

They’ll be joined on the evening by the Shine On Ladies Choir and the stars of the future from the Shine Academy, directed by UK recording artiste Liz Mack.

Cornerstone Brass has chosen to support Meningitis Now - a charity which funds research into vaccines, prevention, and raising awareness - because a family friend of their musical director lost their life to meningitis. Damian said: “It felt important to give something back to the charity who work so hard to combat this devastating disease. It promises to be a great evening with a wide range of music and we hope lots of people will join us and show their support.”

Roya Armstrong, community fundraiser at Meningitis Now in Yorkshire, said: “Thank you so much to Damian and everyone involved with this fantastic event. As a charity that receives no government funding, we rely entirely on the generosity, energy and initiative of our supporters to raise the vital funds we need to carry out our lifesaving and life-changing work.

“Their efforts will make a real difference to those who are at risk from meningitis and those whose lives have already been changed forever because of it.”

The concert takes place on Friday May 19 at The Salvation Army Hall in Psalter Lane, from 7.45pm.

Call Chris on 07733 893202, or Liz on 07921 162489, for tickets, at £5 per person, which can also be bought on the door on the evening.