Wharfe Valley Flood Appeal is helped by amateur theatrical group

AN APPEAL helping flood victims in Otley has been given a £150 boost by generous theatre goers.

Yeadon Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society invited fundraisers from the Wharfe Valley Flood Appeal to hold collections at its latest production of The Little Shop Of Horrors at YeadonTown Hall last week.

Collections were held at all the performances, with audiences digging deep to help people who were hit by the Boxing Day flooding.

The appeal, which was set up by Niki Taylor, raised more than £4,000 within days. But YAODS says more support is needed as the knock on costs of the damage continue to rise.

Mel Metcalf from the appeal said: “We are so grateful to Yeadon Amateurs for inviting us along and enabling us to raise this money. We did not expect to raise so much and it just demonstrates that in times of need, we can still rely on our neighbours.”

Malcolm Kleiman, Vice Chairman of Yeadon Amateurs said: “We have worked together, to provide entertainment for our local community and also help where it is needed. We are always glad to help our neighbours and reinforce that sense of community spirit.”

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