Music festival launches in York city centre to raise money for St Leonard’s Hospice

The live music acts have been arranged by Chris Bush, Business Manager at the York BID, whose time has been donated by York BID in support of the York Food & Drinks Festival. He said, “We have a sensational line up of local bands and solo artists that are not to be missed. As a fellow musician, it is a real pleasure to be involved in an event that supports both York Food & Drink Festival and St Leonard’s Hospice, which are two enormously valuable organisations for our city. As part of the festivities we are hoping to raise a considerable sum for charity.”

All the live music events are free to attend and St Leonard’s staff and volunteers will be collecting donations. Alternatively, members of the public can make a  donation online via the Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/live4stleonards

Michael Hjort, Creative Director of York Food & Drinks Festival said, “It’s a long standing ambition of the festival to be active in the early evening and encourage those in the city during the day to stay on. Live music is a great way of doing this and at the same time we get to raise money for a great charity (St. Leonard’s Hospice). We are thrilled by the acts coming to play for Live for St. Leonard’s”

Emma Johnson, Chief Executive at St Leonard’s Hospice, added: “We are delighted that Chris and the York Food & Drinks festival have chosen to support us with this fantastic event. It is through the generosity of people in our local community that we can continue to provide the best quality of end of care and support. Every donation really does make a difference to our patients and their families.”

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