Huddersfield live music venue The Parish, supports The Welcome Centre

The Parish has been at the centre of Huddersfield’s live music scene for 15 years and in summer 2020 it moved to The Old Courthouse building, next to the Lawrence Batley theatre which has tripled its capacity.

After a difficult 12 months, where they have adapted their usual music venue business to takeaway food, they are excited to get back to doing what they do best and opening the doors to Huddersfield’s community. They plan to deliver a huge live music schedule for the town and its surrounding areas.

Knowing how hard the last 12 months has been for The Parish as a business, they wanted to find ways to support their local community once the doors reopen. As per the new guidance, they are ready to reopen on 12th April and anyone booking a table for the venue can make a donation which will be passed on to local food banks & charities.

Tom Simpson, Managing Director at Parish Group and Arcade Group said “Everyone has been affected one way or another over the last year, and we wanted to do something to help those less fortunate than we have been to get back to some form of normality. We know that in the Kirklees area food bank use has increased and  a lot are struggling to meet demand, so the first charity we have set up donations with is The Welcome Centre.”

Emma Greenough, Fundraising Manager at The Welcome Centre said “Everyone is eagerly anticipating being able to socialise again and so the donation for tables scheme is a great idea. The Welcome Centre has experienced its busiest ever year and in February alone, we provided more than 24,300 meals to local people in crisis. Financial support received from local fundraising helps us to provide nutritious food packs to last 7 days for our clients and we are grateful that The Parish has chosen us as one of their recipients.”

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To find out more about The Welcome Centre or to donate to them directly visit www.

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