A CHARITY concert in memory of a popular fundraiser from Yate has raised large amounts of money.

The Gazette reported last month that there would be an event held at St Mary's Church in the area in remembrance of Moyà Simms.

Moyà passed away earlier this year after a battle with the disease that she worked so hard to fight, taking part in regular fundraising events around Yate and Chipping Sodbury.

A key member of the 'Silver Strollers', a team that regularly hold charity events to raise money for Cancer Research UK, Moyà has regularly taken part in the Relay For Life with the group.

On October 13th at the church, there was a Concert by Yate and Chipping Sodbury Good Afternoon Choir and the Cameo Orchestra.

All tickets to the concert were sold and an organiser, Sian Walters said: "The concert was a big success.

"The church was full to the brim, it was a perfect night. It had a warm family feel to the evening, everyone said how they enjoyed themselves so much."

Over £850 was raised during the evening by the 'Silver Strollers', who have already donated over £22,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Bryan Simms, Moyà husband, said his wife would have enjoyed the concert herself.

"Moyà would have been so proud and overwhelmed by what everyone has done for her tonight to help her local group Silver Strollers, for Cancer Research UK," he said.

You can join Yate and Chipping Sodbury's Good Afternoon Choir, they are at St Mary's Church on Wednesday's at 2.00pm till 4.00pm.

The next concert will also be raising money in memory of Moyà and is taking place on December 12th at 2.00pm till 3.00pm at St Mary’s Church.