MANORLANDS will benefit from the proceeds of a concert at Silsden.

Haworth Ukulele Group, which has just published a new Christmas play-book, will perform a selection from its latest repertoire.

The musical evening – at Silsden Town Hall on Saturday, November 18 – will begin at 7.30pm, following the official opening of the new stage at the Kirkgate building.

Tickets are available, priced £5, from Twiggs newsagents in Silsden or via the Haworth Ukulele Group website at

Funds raised will go to the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice.

The new stage – plus audio equipment – is being formally opened by Mike Carey, whose late wife Brenda campaigned vigorously for the facility.

Mr Carey was awarded the British Empire Medal in last year's New Year's Honours List for his own services to the community.

The event is being organised by the Friends of Silsden Town Hall, who successfully applied for a £10,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the stage and equipment.

Other guests present will include Silsden town mayor, Councillor Peter Robinson.