BIGGER and better is the promise from the organisers of this year’s West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service annual charity variety show.

The Flaming Charity Variety Show will take place at the City Varieties Music Hall, Swan Street, Leeds, from 7.30pm next Sunday.

The event has raised thousands of pounds for its chosen charity, The Fire Services’ National Benevolent Fund, over the 12 years it has been staged.

Funds will also go to the Trudy Ramsden Memorial Fund, in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research, for the first time this year.

Topping the bill at this year’s event is tribute act Meet Loaf, singing sensation Chelsea Radford, magician Dazzling Darren, the SLP Dance College and Blues Tribute Band.

Back by popular demand will be comedian Martin Gold, who will compère the show.

West Yorkshire Chief Fire Officer Phil Toase, who is also chairman of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s National Benevolent Fund Brigade Council, said: “Once again the organising committee has worked tremendously hard during the year to produce an evening for us all to remember.

“The Fire Services’ National Benevolent Fund continues to grow as a charity, improving and increasing the help and assistance it offers to those who work for the fire service, both serving and retired, who may have been injured as a result of their work.

Last year, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service personnel raised more than £160,000 for the charity.

Tickets for the Flaming Charity Variety Show cost between £8.50 and £14.

To book your ticket call the City Varieties box office on 08456 441 881. For further information visit