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Image of performers from the EyUp! charity concert, with a cheque for £1243.

The first ever EyUp! charity fest was a fantastic success, raising over £1,200 for the charity.

On Sunday 3 December, over 100 people joined us at EyUp! charity fest at Venue 23, Wakefield to enjoy an afternoon of live music and entertainment.

The Mayor of Wakefield, Councillor Josie Pritchard, opened the event and introduced our charity video about how the charity funding is making a difference for people in our mental health, community, learning disability and wellbeing services across Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield.

The afternoon was filled with incredible performances and live music from Studio A, Hands of Industry, Amber Falls, Karl Johnson and Holly Tandy.

Generous raffle prizes worth over £900 were donated by local companies, including a £150 voucher for Raithwaite Hotel in Whitby, DeWalt drill from Howdens, a Wakefield Trinity shirt and many more.

The afternoon came to a close with all the performers coming together to sing ‘times like these’ by Foo Fighters.

Overall, EyUp! raised over £1200 and an extra £900 was donated through prize donations for the raffle. A huge thank you to our Venue 23 host, Karl Johnson and all the performers and volunteers who helped make it happen, and to everyone who came for their generosity.

Holly Tandy said ‘It was a pleasure to perform at the EyUp! charity fest. Mental health is close to my heart. With both of my parents working in mental health careers, and from my own experiences I know how important it is to raise awareness of this topic. I am looking forward to working with EyUp! in the future”.

Mayor of Wakefield, Councillor Josie Pritchard commented “My Mayoress and I had a fantastic time! Thank you so much for putting on a great fundraising event and for inviting us along.”

Marie Bailey, EyUp! fundraising officer said “It was a real pleasure working with all the performers in the making of the event and I really appreciate all of their support and enthusiasm. All the performers were truly invested in the cause and that made a big difference on the day.”