A concert organised by a well loved Budock man who has been a member of the Treverva Male Voice Choir for half a century raised over £7,000 for Marie Therese House in Hayle.

George Leggo, who celebrates his 66th birthday on Saturday, joined the choir when he was just 16, and has also been a member of Eight in a Bar for 12 years.

In August 2017 he was rushed to Treliske hospital after his legs suddenly gave way whilst in his garden and diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis, a rare neurological disorder which attacks the central nervous system.

He was transferred to Marie Therese House in Hayle, the only unit of its kind in Cornwall, to receive specialist treatment for the disorder. George soon realised that despite the quality of care he received at the centre, Marie Therese House needed to install ceiling hoists in more of the rooms to help transport people with disabilities, and so he decided to organised a fundraiser with his wife Ginny and son Colin.

His family, friends and the choirs were quick to become involved and contribute to the fundraiser both with their time and donations.

By the time the concert took place at Penryn Methodist Chapel just over 300 tickets had been sold, and the remainder were sold on the evening making a total of 400 in the audience.

Colin, a stand-up comedian and Youtuber was the humorous, witty, warm and self-effacing host and compere for the evening. Despite the stifling heat in the chapel, all three choirs gave sterling, entertaining performances much to the delight of everyone. A highlight for George was to be presented with a framed Certificate commemorating 50 years with Treverva Choir, and also Norman Hyde received a Certificate for an amazing 70 years with the choir.