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Lill Brothers Charity Event Announcement


Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel this years 2020 charity event, there will future opportunities. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused

At the 2019 charity event, I announced that it would be my last one of this nature. This was a tough decision to make but was based on difficulties I found managing the amount of work and preparation that went into organising such a huge occasion.

I would have continued to involve myself with various charity organisations in some form or another on a smaller scale, but to do something once again on this massive scale, I feel so much more reassured especially when it helps so many people and worthy causes.

Please give direct to the charities or use the following just giving via online donations web link

Online donations :  and this money will be split and given directly to the two charities by Lill Brothers.

Nothing is taken from any funds given online, no admin costs etc totally nothing.  This is for the charities only.

Brain Tumour Research & Support across Yorkshire

In 2004 Rais Hassan woke up in hospital with no idea of where he was or how he got there. The doctors found a mass on his brain and he was transferred from his home city of Bradford to the oncology department at Leeds General Infirmary for a biopsy. The news was bleak. The biopsy discovered a malignant brain tumour and he was given only five months to live.  Rais had two options: allow the cancer to take its course or have a very invasive operation that could have life-changing consequences with no sure chance of success. With his wife Julie, Rais made the brave decision to go ahead with the operation.  Thirteen years later, Rais is a very successful photographer who recently became the first ever Asian president of a photographic society in the UK and received a prestigious Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society.  Stories like Rais’s are the reason why the work of BTRS is so important. To find out more about how you can help, visit our website:

Meet Up and Memories group

If you have lost a loved one to a brain tumour, our Meet Up and Memories group is a welcoming place of support.  Offering the opportunity to meet with others who have experienced a similar journey, the group gets together three times a year in February, June and October at various venues across Yorkshire.  If you are interested in coming along to our next group please contact Samantha at

Benefits Clinic

Our benefits clinic is your one-stop-shop for benefits advice. From making a new claim to changing current claims because of your diagnosis, our benefits clinic is here to help.
To find out more, contact our patient support specialist Samantha Wilson at

Science Week

To celebrate #BritishScienceWeek, we want to thank the amazing team at our brain tumour lab in Leeds who are working tirelessly to make breakthroughs that improve the outcome for brain tumour patients in Yorkshire.
If you want to find out more about our team, click here:

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice cares for over 600 children with life shortening conditions, and their families, throughout West Yorkshire through our excellent Hospice at home service and at our purpose built facility in Huddersfield.  Our Hospice at Home service cares for 75% of our families in their own homes whilst our purpose built hospice for respite and end of life care is in Huddersfield but available to, and used by, families right across West Yorkshire. Although many of our families receive support in their own homes, they are welcome to use the facilities and services we offer at the hospice and regularly join us for our baby and toddler groups, therapies, counselling and support as well as for much needed respite care.  We are the only children’s hospice in the U.K with a dedicated Perinatal Team and the only one in Europe with a Perinatal Midwife. Our Perinatal Team is currently working with 16 families in Bradford and we are beginning to receive more referrals from the hospitals as they become more aware of the help we can give during pregnancy and during the neo-natal phase of a child’s development.

The 2020 fund raising begins, we have created a just giving crowd funding page which is now live, please click this button  Lill Brothers Just Giving Crowd funding page and donate every penny counts for these great charities.

BTRS Brain Tumor Research across Yorkshire and forget me not children’s hospice raised £2927.50 / 2 = £1463.50 each

Donations 2020

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Lill Brothers are vey please to announce that we have collected £2,927.50 and the donations have been divided equally £1463.75 each for the two chosen charities: BTRS and Forget Me Not…

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

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Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life-shortening conditions – plus their entire families. We help hundreds of wonderful children, and their equally wonderful families, through our Hospice at Home…

Charity Event 2020 (Cancelled)

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Our charity night Saturday 28th March 2020 at Fields Sports & Social Club, Clayton, Bradford is only made possible due to the huge team of volunteers and performers, this year’s performers…
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Childrens Hospice

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Forget Me Not Children's Hospice Whatever you thought a children’s hospice might be like, that’s not us. Prepare to be amazed. We’re a pioneering children’s hospice. We never stop looking…

Please watch this space for details of Lill Brothers Next Charity Event

Our events showcase fantastic performers from RDS Dance Group, Bharathantyam Fusion Dancers, Hollingwood Cheerleaders/Dancers, Ashland’s Primary School Dancers, Enaid Entertainments, Albion Street Band, Natural Rhythm Ska Band and new for this year- a performance from the North Wind Tribal Belly Dancers. Vocal tributes were also made by local young performers as well as tributes made by Danielle Whitfield, Andrea Unsworth and Janet Unsworth Angel in aid of their mother/grandmother, Dorothy May Unsworth, who sadly passed away from cancer in November, 2018.

It’s really important that we use events like this to give people of all abilities, a platform to showcase their talents and skills – especially the young people, to stand up in front of a crowd of people and perform what they have been working on for months is a really big achievement and helps build confidence which is an another important aspect of what this is night is about.

A number of Bradford based businesses also get behind our events to show their support, either through providing donations or food on the night.

The response we have had from local businesses year in, year out, when asking for support is brilliant, for them it’s about been a part of an event that is so rewarding. All of us can be affected by limiting illnesses, so for a community to come together and raise money for a fantastic cause that actively helps people in these circumstances, is incredible and the businesses that support this event recognise that. I must say a huge thank you to the long list of volunteers that give up their time to bring everything together. A reminder that this event is all about people and communities and when we come together we can accomplish great things.

The occasion was also marked with the attendance of special guests – The Lord Mayor  and Lady Mayoress of Bradford who took time out to come and witness the fantastic display of local talent and diversity these events are famous for.

Overall the event raised a staggering total of £10,200.00 for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. Community Fundraiser Harriet Wood said,

“The money this event has raised is truly incredible and will help so many people in the local community living with incurable illnesses. A huge thank you must go to all the volunteers, performers and businesses who contributed something towards this evening; not least of which Shakil, who has put in countless hours of time and energy to ensure it all comes together on the night. Without this input none of this would be possible and we are so privileged to have him as a Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice supporter.”

All funds raised go directly to our chosen two charities

Lill Brothers

Our Story

From a young age charity work has always played a significant part in my life. My hero and late father, Mohammed Rashid, was an unstoppable force when it came to charity work, always giving whatever time and energy he could spare to those less fortunate and I’m proud to say this legacy has left its mark on me too. I have now made it my mission and passion to help better the community we live in and organise fundraising events for the charities that have touched my heart.

The most recent of which is Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice who provide specialist palliative and neurological care for people facing a frightening and life-changing diagnosis, helping to support the family and friends effected too. After losing family members and friends to cancer – I wanted to do what I could to help support this amazing charity and as a result held our first fundraising event for Manorlands in 2016.


The Team


Charity Night

Our charity night is only made possible due to the huge team of volunteers and performers, this year’s performers include – Natural Rhythm Band, Albion Street Band, Northwind Tribal Belly Dancers, Eddie Hindle Magician/MC Rapper and all the local Dance Groups/Singers/Tribute Acts. Thank you to Josh “Sound Boi” for organising the PA system raising money for Manorlands Hospice and a massive thank you to all the businesses, who just like my father, give what they can, whenever they can to make it a huge success! Every year we aim to raise more than the previous year and would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved for supporting my vision and raising crucial funds that Manorlands needs to stay open. 
The Telegraph and Argus 2018 the telegraph and argus 2019

Community Support

The audience are the bread and butter of the Charity night from entering the venue to leaving; they show their generosity by making donations throughout the evening from purchasing raffle tickets and making financial donations. The audience, which comprises of all ages and cultures ranging from very young children, teenagers and adults, make the event a real success, they get involved with everything that's going on during the night, they have a fantastic time eating the delicious food donated by the business community, drinking and dancing which in return gives us the motivation to try raise more and more funds each year. A very big thank you to the audience.


Every year the Business Community unite in donating delicious food for the Charity event. They all show an interest when been approached and give whole heartedly donating from Pizza's, Curries, Chicken Biryani, Samosa's, Kebab's to Cheese and Onion Pasties and even Whole Fresh Salmon. Most of the food is collected by the team of volunteers on the night which comes from the Businesses based in Bradford, Dewsbury, Huddersfield and Grimsby. Once again, a big thank you to all the Businesses for their kind donations and a very special and sincere thank you to the Business Community of Bradford for their donation's, your generosity makes me proud to be a Bradfordian. Thank you.

Business Community

Our performers come from a wide range, from young people to adults, dancers to singers, who keep the audience entertained. We cannot thank them enough for sacrificing their Saturday evening to make the night successful. All performers are awarded certificates from Sue Ryder, as a token of our appreciation. A big thank you to Dave Graceland, Mickey B, Shane and Karl. Dave is our main act who gets the audience going with his performance, Mickey and Shane singing tracks from UB40 to various covers also get the audience involved and not forgetting our DJ, Karl Brook, who makes sure all the music and equipment is intact to allow all the performers to sing and dance.


Volunteers play a large and vital role in making the Charity event manageable and successful, coming together from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, travelling from as far as London, Scotland, Nottingham, Ramsbottom as well as locally based people. We have School Teachers, Firemen, HGV Drivers, Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, an IT Consultant and University Students all taking part both on the night and some even prior to the event. All these kind, caring and thoughtful people all come together, giving up their time and commitments to help raise money for the Charity that we believe in.


Big Thank You Goes Out To

We want to send a big thank you out to all the people who have helped to arrange these events and supported us, far too many to mention in one go.  But a very special shout out goes to

Life Force Fitness (London)

Life Force Fitness


(ABA) Absolute Build Associates

Absolute Build Associates


SOS Essentials


01274 615914

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Photography & Design



Sue Ryder 

Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice 2019

We thank you all for your support and every penny raised counts for two fantastic causes  just click the button

Lill Brothers Just Giving Crowd funding page

All funds raised go directly to our chosen two charities

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