Bands do battle

Battle of the Bands winners, Alice At Last,visit the Pontefract hospice. L-R band members Lucas Smith,Rob Thomas,Sam Sheen and Peter Askew with PC Steve Lawson and Becky Thorpe (community and corporate fundraiser)
Battle of the Bands winners, Alice At Last,visit the Pontefract hospice. L-R band members Lucas Smith,Rob Thomas,Sam Sheen and Peter Askew with PC Steve Lawson and Becky Thorpe (community and corporate fundraiser)

A PONTEFRACT band hit the high notes in a competition to boost the coffers of the town’s Prince of Wales Hospice.

Pontefract NEW College group Alice At Last was crowned the winner of Pontefract and Knottingley neighbourhood policing team’s (NPT) Battle of the Bands showdown at The King’s School last month. The teenagers – who beat 11 rival bands from schools across the town with their song Lily’s Dream – visited the Halfpenny Lane care centre with £1,200 raised through the competition.

Lead singer Lucas Smith said: “We were all excited about visiting the hospice – it was really interesting to be able to go inside and see what goes on and how it helps people.”

Becky Thorpe, hospice community and corporate fundraiser, added: “The battle of the bands was an exciting way for us to engage with younger people. We would like to thank the NPT for choosing us as the charity for this fantastic event.”

The group won a tour of LS Live in South Elmsall, studio recording time and 200 copies of their winning song. A DVD of the live music event will also raise cash for the charity. Email irene.fleming@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk to buy a copy.