The annual concert, which will take place on Saturday 25th April at Ossett Town Hall, will also include a prize raffle on the evening.

Pat’s People was set up in 2010 in memory of Patricia Willis by her husband Graham. Patricia sadly passed away just five weeks after being diagnosed with gall bladder cancer.

Graham said: “It was only after her referral to Leeds Cancer Centre that I really understood how ill Pat was. Despite the best efforts of the dedicated surgery team, there was nothing that could be done. Pat and I had been together since 1963 and my life was completely turned upside down.”

Graham and his family decided to support the Rays of Hope Trust Fund, which is operated by Leeds Cares. Rays of Hope was set up to fund and support research into cancer conditions of the liver.

The first brass band concert took place in 2011 and has gone from strength to strength. £43,000 has been raised for Pat’s People in that time, with additional money raised when Graham’s son Stephen and grandson Greg took on the Hull Half Marathon in 2018.

Graham said: “I’ve found continuing with fundraising to be therapeutic and thanks to the support of my sons David and Stephen, I shall carry on in Pat’s memory to help others along the way.”

Tickets for the concert are £15 per person (£12.50 concessions) and are available from Eller Coffee, Ossett, Special Thought, Ossett, Ossett Town Hall (Tuesdays and Thursdays only) and from Graham Willis: 01924 266 393 or [email protected].

The Pat’s People Charity Brass Band Concert is in aid of Leeds Cares in support of the Rays of Hope Trust Fund.