David is poetry in motion

David Lindsay who is organising his second Lend Us Your Ears poetry event.
David Lindsay who is organising his second Lend Us Your Ears poetry event.

A successful event that turned poetry into pounds for charity will be held again this year.

Lend Us Your Ears—an evening of verse raised over £1.100 for Kirkwood Hospice’s Capital Appeal in June last year. And organisers were so pleased with its success they are arranging another event this year.

David Lindsay, who came up with the idea for Lend Us Your Ears and also took part on the night, said: “Everyone who performed or came along to Lend Us Your Ears really enjoyed it and we raised a lot of money for a great cause.

“Hopefully this year we can make it bigger and better—and raise more for Kirkwood.”

Once again the evening will have a wide range of poetry, music and monologue.

Artists appearing are all local performers including Blackwater, Morley Folk, Chris Scarlett, Alan and Carol Walker, David Kidman, Jim Saville, Sue Booth, Judith Stones, Linda Booth and Ann Rhodes.

There will also be charity stalls and raffles on the night.

Lend Us Your Ears 2013 will be held at Millbridge WMC in Huddersfield Road, Liversedge, on Friday June 21. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Tickets cost £5 and are available from Kirkwood Hospice shops in Heckmondwike and Cleckheaton or contact Marie Peacock or Siobhan Hooper at Kirkwood Hospice on 01484 557911.

Any local businesses or individuals wishing to sponsor the event or donate raffle prizes are very welcome. Contact David on 07900 695 873 or Kirkwood Hospice on the number above.

All money raised from the event will go to the hospice’s Capital Appeal to fund a new building providing palliative care for people across Kirklees.