Published: 27 June 2023

A concert in memory of Beryl Vaughan has raised over £2,000 for Wales Air Ambulance.

In November 2022, a group of performers and musicians came together in harmony to remember the life of Beryl Vaughan.

The concert took place at St Illtyd’s Church in Llantwit Major and featured a line-up of artists including Nicola Harris, Anne Braley, Charlotte Ellett, John Sadler, Sally Kingsbury, Tony Kingsbury, Sarah Morris and Cowbridge Amateur Operatic Society.

Emotion filled the church when Beryl’s granddaughter, Isabelle, performed for the audience whilst wearing her grandmother’s dress.

The mother-of-two sadly passed away in September 2021 and has been described as beautiful, devoted, loving and adored by her family and friends.

Family friends, Sally, Tony, Ryan Wood and many others organised the event and have expressed their gratitude to the performers and Father Edwin for supporting the memorial concert. 

Together, with the support of friends and family, the concert raised £1,010 for Wales Air Ambulance which was then match funded as part of the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge.

The Big Give enables supporters to double their donations when made during a set time period. Thanks to the match funding, the event raised over £2,000 for the all-Wales Charity.

Laura Coyne, the Community Fundraiser said: “We were very sad to hear of Beryl’s passing and our thoughts are with her friends and family. 

“We are incredibly grateful to all those who supported the concert. Events like this enable us to continue serving the people of Wales when they need us most.”

The evening concluded with a recording of Beryl singing, which received a standing ovation.