Charity fundraising concert at pub is a big success

ABOUT £1,000 is set to be raised for charity by a band’s Bognor Regis gig.

Matron brought their 
popular brand of rock to a 
packed Friary Arms last Friday to back Help for Heroes.

Organiser Jason Webster said on Monday that £946 had 
been raised. More money was coming in.

“Everyone that went along had a fantastic night. We sold all 90 tickets with at least 70 people coming to the event on the night.”

A raffle and a bucket collection also brought in the cash.

Jason and his dad are former soldiers and the death of Drummer Lee Rigsby in London last summer prompted him to stage the concert.

“This is the first time I’ve tried fundraising and, with the response I got from this event, selling it out with a month to go and people still requesting tickets, I know I’m going to have another event for Help for Heroes next year,” he said.

Matron played their part in the event’s success at the Shripney Road pub with a storming set of a mixture of original songs and covers.

Their original tracks included Hellrazor, Hold Me Down and Trying To Be Someone. They performed these on the Rox main stage at last summer’s festival.

The covers included Won’t Get Fooled Again and Pinball Wizard by The Who, The Jam’s Davey Watts and That’s Entertainment, Pretty Vacant by the Sex Pistols and The Small Faces’ Tin Soldier.