Capacity crowd helps Great Bowden Recital Trust raise hundreds of pounds

Support...front centre, Carl James, Kate Cartwright, Tracey Holderness musical director of adult choir, Hannah James and Andrew Cartwright. Front, Alice James 5 and Toby James 8 during the Juvenile Diabetes fundraising concert at the congregational church in Market Harborough by Great Bowden Recital Trust.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Support...front centre, Carl James, Kate Cartwright, Tracey Holderness musical director of adult choir, Hannah James and Andrew Cartwright. Front, Alice James 5 and Toby James 8 during the Juvenile Diabetes fundraising concert at the congregational church in Market Harborough by Great Bowden Recital Trust.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

A capacity crowd helped Great Bowden Recital Trust raise £550 for a children’s diabetes charity at Harborough’s Congregational Church.

The trust’s adult flute, adult vocal and saxophone choirs joined forces at the event, which was raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and is part of a series of free fundraising concerts.

The trust is hosting its next concert on Saturday, June 6, at St Peter and St Paul Parish Church in Great Bowden, where the group will be raising money for LOROS.

Andrew Cartwright, trust chairman, said: “The concert at the Congregational Church started with a brief interview of Carl James, whose son Toby was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as just a toddler.

“Mr James showed how the emotional journey affects the life of their family including little Toby and how it has brought them even closer together.”

The £550 raised on the night was added to another pot of cash raised during recent events so that a total of £900 was sent to the JDRF.

Mr Cartwright added: “Don’t worry if you missed this evening of high quality, varied music by these choirs who have just returned from a concert tour of the Netherlands.”

Tickets to the concert on June 6 are available from MH Music in St Mary’s Road and cost £7.50 for adults and £5 for concessions and children under 16.