The region’s property industry helped to raise a record £90,000 for local charities St George’s Crypt and The Leeds Fund, which is managed by Leeds Community Foundation, at this year’s Crypt Factor, making it the most successful night in the event’s history.
An audience of almost 1,000 people descended on Elland Road for the annual singing competition, with Candid PR providing PR support for the seventh year running.
Kev Brown from ELS Advisory, Andrew Hunt from TFG Capital and Rachel Brewin from Propaganda saw off competition from eight other acts to take the title of Crypt Factor 2019 winner. The trio, named Mercury, put on a spectacular medley of Queen hits.
X Factor legend and Hollyoaks star Ray Quinn also made a surprise appearance and took to the stage to sing. Quinn, who was originally in Brookside, made it to the finals of The X Factor in 2006, before narrowly missing out to Leona Lewis who went on to become a global pop sensation.
Quinn then joined The Crypt Factor’s judging panel alongside the show’s organisers and sponsors, comprising of Dawn Allen from Pinsent Masons, Craig Burrow from Bruntwood and Garry Howes from Gent Visick.
A lively auction, hosted by James Pank of The Auction House, also helped raise additional funds for the two charities. Prizes included a training session and matchday package with Leeds Rhinos, a VIP package at this year’s Tour De Yorkshire and a box at Rita Ora’s upcoming concert at Leeds First Direct Arena.
This year's event pushed the total amount donated to charity in the Crypt Factor’s 13-year history to more than £740,000 - a truly staggering sum!
TheBusinessDesk.com was the event’s official media partner and the event’s stage set-up, lighting and sound was provided by Sparq, which is a division of Saville Group.
Anyone wanting further information about next year’s Crypt Factor, can follow the event on twitter @cryptfactor.
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