Afghanistan veteran with medals and child
25 September 2013

Military Wives Choir Finale in Haworth Brings Total for SSAFA to £18787.28

The popular Haworth 1940's Weekend and a concert from the Military Wives Choir, York contribute to an oustanding fundraising total.


Military Wives Choir Finale in Haworth Brings Total for SSAFA to £18787.28

This summer the generosity and good cheer of people in the village of Haworth, Yorkshire has raised £18787.28 for our Forces and their families.

Volunteers at the West Yorkshire Branch of SSAFA have thanked people in the village for their support this summer following success of the Haworth 1940's Weekend and a finale concert performed by The Military Wives Choir, York.

At the sell-out event the Military Wives Choir performed popular songs, show tunes and a war time medley. Back in May, thousands of people came to the village for the annual 1940’s Weekend, when the town was transformed with period costumes, military vehicles and food and drink stalls

The partnership between SSAFA and the 1940’s Weekend has been such as success that SSAFA will be back to organise the 2014 event taking place next 17 and 18 May. That weekend Haworth will turn back the clock 70 years to commemorate the D-Day landings and Operation Overlord.

Terry Grayshon, SSAFA Chairman in West Yorkshire, said "The people of Haworth have taken SSAFA to their hearts. They have helped to raise a phenomenal amount of £18,787.28 which will help SSAFA carry out our work throughout West Yorkshire. SSAFA is all about supporting those who have served, those who are serving and their families and the wonderful people of Haworth have, by raising this fantastic amount, shown their support for members of our Armed Forces. It is an incredible amount of money to have been raised, we are so very grateful."