19
November
2014
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00:00
Europe/London

Elvis enters the building in aid of the Lord Mayor’s charity appeal




Picture caption - front: Elvis impersonator Dean Holland and Jean Paxton present the cheque of the proceeds raised at the special Elvis tribute night to the Lord Mayor of Leeds David Congreve, watched by Leeds City Council officers Andrea Holgate (back left) and Erica Barker (back right).



A Bramley resident has demonstrated this month that when it comes to raising money for the Lord Mayor’s charity appeal she has anything but a Wooden Heart.



This follows a special Elvis tribute night arranged by Mrs Jean Paxton at the Bramley Villagers Club, which featuring not one, but three impersonators of the King, saw £1,200 collected for the Lord Mayor’s chosen charity this year, the Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal.



On hand to present the cheque, and leave the Lord Mayor of Leeds Cllr David Congreve All Shook Up at the civic hall, was Jean and one of the Elvis tribute acts, Dean Holland.



The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor David Congreve said:



"The people of Leeds never fail to surprise me with their generosity of spirit, and it was a truly brilliant effort by Jean to arrange a fantastic Elvis tribute night in aid of my chosen charity this year, the Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal.



"I would like to personally thank Jean and everyone who helped raised £1,200 on the night and also the three Elvis impersonators for giving up their time for free to perform."



For media enquiries, please contact;

Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk