Rose pins set to boost flood funds at concert

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Yorkshire Rose pins have been donated by an award-winning jewellers to Tadcaster Grammar School to sell at their Big Band concert this Sunday.

Adrian Buckley, owner of Leeds-based fashion jewellery brand Buckley London has given the white enamel pins, to sell at the event which is aimed at raising money for those affected by the Boxing Day floods.

Gillian Hainsworth, teacher of instrumental music at Tadcaster Grammar School, said: “We’re thrilled by the generosity of Adrian Buckley to donate these stunning Yorkshire Rose pins.

“The sales of the pins will raise much needed funds for the Tadcaster Flood Support and Fundraising group, as well as unite the community and raise the spirits of local residents and businesses.”

Established in 1989, Buckley London is the four times winner of the prestigious Best Costume Jewellery accolade at the UK Jewellery Awards.

And the Yorkshire Rose pin was initially designed by the company as a concept to allow charities in the region to raise funds through the sale of the pins.

Adrian Buckley, said: “When I heard about the concert, I was more than happy to help out.

“I have seen the devastation caused by the floods first-hand, however, in true Yorkshire style, the people of Tadcaster have really pulled together to get back on track.

“This concert organised by Mrs Hainsworth and the pupils at Tadcaster Grammar school is the perfect example of this.

“I’m so glad that our bespoke Yorkshire Rose pins will contribute to raising funds for such a worthy cause.”

Floods swept through Tadcaster and the area around the River Wharfe on Boxing Day after torrential rain.

As well as the collapse of the ancient bridge linking the town, many homes and businesses were affected, leaving owners and occupants with a massive clean up task.

The sell-out event, at the Riley Smith Hall at 2.30pm, will see talented pupils from the school’s Big Band perform a selection of lively and uplifting pieces of music from past and present.

MP Nigel Adams will attend, with BBC York’s Adam Tomlinson and Anna Wallace set to compere the event.