A CHARITY concert has raised some serious brass to help revive Beaumont Park.
The Friends of Beaumont Park are celebrating receiving a big cash boost from the benefit concert held last month at the Town Hall.
The concert was held to help develop entertainment facilities at the park, and stared the world-famous Black Dyke Mills Band and 70s singer/songwriting legend Peter Skellern.
The event raised almost £9,500 in ticket sales and donations-and the cash is still coming in.
Friends of Beaumont Park Community facilitator Andrew Kitchen said: "We are still counting, but are obviously absolutely delighted.
"The support we have received from across the region from the public, media and Beaumont Park lovers has been tremendous-so much so that there are already requests and talk of staging another big event next year!"
The money raised will be used to help revive musical opportunities in the park, which is Huddersfield's oldest and most original park.
The park was opened in 1883 by the Duke and Duchess of Albany.
At the height of its popularity, the park had many impressive features, including an ornate wooden bandstand.
The bandstand was lost many years ago and a temporary bandstand cover has been used during the park's summer concerts.
Mr Kitchen said: "We are now talking about what Huddersfield needs for outdoor music and entertainment.
"This may be another traditional bandstand or a multi-purpose contemporary stage unit, designed with style and elegance befitting the park."
Before the park fell into disrepair, it boasted features like a "castle" tea room, a boating lake, a pavilion and two 80ft waterfalls.
The Friends of Beaumont Park group was set up in 1998 to revive the spectacular 29-acre landmark.
Mr Kitchen said: "When Beaumont Park opened in 1883 it was packed with radical architecture.
"It was created to improve the quality of life of people in Huddersfield-that's top of the Friends' priorities today."