Charity fundraising concert hits the right notes to help a hospice

C130745-1 Bog Jun6 Hospice  phot kate''Caroline Wilson, front left, and Ian Harding, second front left, who organised a fund raising concert for St Wilfrids Hospice and raised �1,409 .Picture by Kate Shemilt.C130745-1
C130745-1 Bog Jun6 Hospice phot kate''Caroline Wilson, front left, and Ian Harding, second front left, who organised a fund raising concert for St Wilfrids Hospice and raised �1,409 .Picture by Kate Shemilt.C130745-1

SINGERS and musicians combined to stage a rockin’ night for charity in North Bersted.

Their selfless efforts enabled £1,410 to be raised from the concert for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

Those involved got together to celebrate the success of the occasion at the Newtown Sports and Social Club.

Joint organiser Caroline Wilson worked with Ian Harding to stage the gig for a cause close to her heart.

She said: “I’m pleased with what we have raised. We did the entire concert in six weeks from start to finish.

“It was an absolutely fantastic night.

“The club was packed out with 150 people and we could have sold three times that number of tickets.

“Everyone should be really proud of what they achieved that night and the venue was perfect.”

Status Quo member Jackie Lynton joined the local musicians on the stage.

The Rox Band, Bullitt and Dave Hooper and Friends all played their parts in creating a night to remember.

“People were dancing from when Dave sang the first song right through to the last song,” said Caroline.

“A lot of them have been asking when we are going to stage another night like it.

“We definitely will, but it will probably be for another charity.”