Accordionist plays at Keighley supermarket to boost Skipton's Connor Wrighton appeal

Connor Wrighton

Connor Wrighton

First published in News Keighley News: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy Editor

SUPERMARKET shoppers in Keighley are being asked to dig deep for the appeal to raise cash for Skipton tot Connor Wrighton.

Accordionist Derek Steele will playing for shoppers at Sainsbury's, in Cavendish Street, today (Aug 7).

Derek, who works for contractors at the store, will play from 10am to 4pm.

Connor's parents Lisa and Nathan Wrighton, of Branch Road, Skipton are trying to raise about £13,000 for stem cell treatment overseas which could give some eyesight to the eight-month-old tot, who doctors think was born blind.

Lisa said: "Derek contacted us and told us he'd like to help. Obviously, we're very grateful to him and to everyone else who has supported the appeal so far - they have all been brilliant."

Derek regularly plays his accordion at Sainsbury's to raise money for various local causes.

He recently raised £750 for the Huntington’s Disease Societ by serenading customers for three days with his accordion playing.

He played tunes such as Scotland The Brave and When The Saints Go Marching In, as well as wartime favourites.

Silsden resident Derek has worked for Sainsbury’s for 13 years, and is an accomplished accordion and harmonica player.

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