Concert to help flooded school get back on its feet

St Michael's on Wyre schoolchildren on a special day out to Blackpool Zoo after their school was flooded in the wake of storm Desmond December 2014
St Michael's on Wyre schoolchildren on a special day out to Blackpool Zoo after their school was flooded in the wake of storm Desmond December 2014
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A MUM is organising a benefit concert to help raise funds for the flooded school her daughter attends.

Singer Suzanne Manning, whose daughter goes to St Michaels Primary School, says she wants to provide “an evening of fun for those who had a ruined Christmas”.

Suzanne is part of Preston’s One Voice Community Choir, and has hired out the main hall in Barton Grange to host the concert in aid of the St Michaels school.

She said: “Luckily we weren’t hit by the floods but the school has been terribly affected. The students aren’t even back in the school yet and are being taught in several locations. For the people involved they’ve had Christmas ruined and hopefully this concert can be a fun night out to take their mind off it.”

The school was badly flooded at the start of December as Storm Desmond hit the Wyre village and the clean-up is ongoing as it tries to make the building safe.

The concert on Saturday, January 30, will involve a performance from the choir, a children’s entertainer, a disco and a prize draw for every ticket bought. Hot food will also be on offer. It will run from 6.30pm until 11.30pm.

And Suzanne says she hopes it can raise plenty of money to help the school get back on its feet as soon as possible.

She said: “I’ve got 300 tickets and hopefully we can make it a sell-out event.

“We’ve achieved a lot as a choir and although we’ve done things like sing in front of the Queen our main aim is to raise money for charity.”

Tickets are open to anyone and those interested can contact Suzanne on 07821 311229, emailing suzem@live.co.uk or by going to the Facebook page ‘St Michaels on Wyre benefit night’.