Charity benefits from Country concert

Members of the Arthurs family organised the concert.
Members of the Arthurs family organised the concert.

A recent charity concert in aid of Alzheimer’s Society raised over £3,000 for the charitable organisation.

An Evening of Country and Gospel Music with Warren Smyth and Friends at Theatre at The Mill was organised by the Arthurs family in memory of Ivan Arthurs who passed away on December 8 2015.

Country stars Warren Smyth, Tony Kerr, Crawford Bell, Leon McCrum, Francis Donnelly and comedian and compère Gary Smyth provided the entertainment on the evening. The backing band was the Workin Men.

Commenting on the success of the concert, Ivan’s Son, David said: “The family would like to thank each and every person who came along and raised a fantastic amount for The Alzheimer’s Society.

“I think everyone who attended the concert had a fantastic night and the lineup of artists was brilliant. We would like to thank each and every one of them for coming along Warren, Tony and the band, Crawford, Leon, Francis and Gary to make it a night to remember.

“I’d also like to say a big thank you to the staff at Theatre at The Mill and the Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Cllr John Scott. I’d also like to thank people who made donations as they couldn’t attend on the evening.”

David added: “I hope the man who took not well at the concert has made a full recovery and my family would like to wish him well.”

The final amount raised was £3,350.