Langdon going for a song to help earn £10k

Taylor Chevin donates his pocket money to the cause

Taylor Chevin donates his pocket money to the cause

Performers from West End musicals including Legally Blonde, Wicked and Les Miserables entertained a crowd of 400 in London to raise money for educational needs charity Langdon.

The Mash Up cabaret at the Leicester Square Theatre marked the end of Langdon's annual fundraising week. Hosted by comedian Joe Bor, the sold out event featured showstopper classics mixed with contemporary pop and R&B tunes, backed by an eight-piece orchestra.

Other elements of the week included street collections in London and Manchester, a charity Friday night meal arranged by Young Langdon committee members and a Funny Hat Day at Manchester's King David Primary.

Support also came from the charity's first "Dine and Donate" programme, with fundraising dinner parties.

West End performers get in tune with the Langdon Mash Up

West End performers get in tune with the Langdon Mash Up

Langdon marketing head Beverley Kaye said the £10,000 generated would go towards extending the employment programme of the charity, which helps young Jewish adults with learning disabilities.

"This requires Langdon to continue to provide full training for both our people as well as current and potential employers." Sarah Horowitz chairs the new Pro Langdon committee, which arranged the Mash Up. "What a way to begin," she said. "I can confidently say Pro Langdon is very much part of Langdon's future."

    Last updated: 3:34pm, February 23 2012