South Yorkshire opera star receives £10,000 cheque for charity

Paul Jackson,  of the HSF Charity, Helena Muller, John Randall, chairman of HSF Health Plan, Lesley Garrett and Stephen Duff, managing director of HSF Health Plan.

Paul Jackson, of the HSF Charity, Helena Muller, John Randall, chairman of HSF Health Plan, Lesley Garrett and Stephen Duff, managing director of HSF Health Plan.

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South Yorkshire opera star Lesley Garrett joined dementia charity Lost Chord for a £10,000 cheque presentation.

The Doncaster diva is a patron of the Rotherham-based charity, which provides musical experiences for people living with dementia in care homes and day centres across the region.

The £10,000 cheque was donated by national organisation the Hospital Saturday Fund, which aims to help people with a medical condition or disability who would benefit from specialised equipment or practical forms of treatment.

Helena Muller, of Lost Chord, said: “Without this level of support, we would not be able to continue our programme of professional therapeutic sessions which touch the lives of so many people struggling with dementia.

“This donation will help Lost Chord as we continue to make a real difference to those people living with dementia by improving their quality of life, raising their self esteem and bringing a ray of hope into their lives.

“To have Lesley join us made the day even more memorable.”