Musicians take over Trinity Walk for the Ben Manning Foundation

The Ben Manning Music Foundation has been given charitable status, which now gives the group a green light for fundraising.'Pictured L to R) Lee Manning, Lynda Campbell, Jamie Manning, Christine Manning, Tony Manning, Simon Manning.'w6457a139
The Ben Manning Music Foundation has been given charitable status, which now gives the group a green light for fundraising.'Pictured L to R) Lee Manning, Lynda Campbell, Jamie Manning, Christine Manning, Tony Manning, Simon Manning.'w6457a139
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Musicians will take over Trinity Walk today (Saturday) to raise cash for charity.

More than 40 artists will be performing at the shopping centre in aid of the Ben Manning Music Foundation.

The charity was set up by the family and friends of Ben Manning after the 17-year-old drowned in the city in 2011.

This will be the second event and organisers hope it will be bigger than ever.

Lee Manning, director of the Foundation, said: “During the takeover so much is going on that we are sure that everyone will have something that interests them, we hope that the involvement of Trinity Walk in our endeavours will allow us to spread our cause further into the roots of the communities of Wakefield.”

The money raised on Saturday will go towards the Foundation’s Project Wakefield.

The charity want to raise cash to buy the Wakefield Arms pub, next to Kirkgate Station, and turn it into a state-of-the-art music facility for the community.

Benfield Toyota Motor Group has donated a brand new Toyota Aygo which will be raffled during the event.

Musicians performing live, include Leon Pashley, David Tattersall and James Coley.

Mr Manning said: “Also, we will be launching our pop-up Boutique Charity Shop @ Trinity Walk.

“For the next six weeks, the Foundation will have its own pop-up shop where the public can come and engage with us on project work, buy vintage items and generally spend time with our team who will be here to spread awareness of our Project Wakefield and current programmes we operate.”

For more information visit www.benmanning.org.uk