A TRIBUTE night to late Bognor Regis resident Ian Harding raised nearly £600 for two charities.
The benefit gig at the Riverside Ballroom earlier this month saw scores of friends and colleagues of Ian enjoy music from four bands.
The night created almost £300 for each of Ian’s chosen charities – the PDSA and Kent Horse Rescue.
One of his friends, Nick Stuart-Nicolson, who organised the event, said: “I give my huge appreciation to the very accomplished bands – Hot Rox, Crosscut, Bullett and The Feel – who performed so magnificently without any fee.”
He thanked another of Ian’s friends, Tony Benson, who compered the night with panache and style.
Mr Stuart-Nicolson also paid tribute to the other helpers who had ensured the occasion was a success.
Highlights of the performances were filmed and will be available on a DVD with interviews from those who knew Ian.
He passed away last October, aged 75, from cancer.
He had played a large part in Bognor for decades as a DJ, councillor and supporter of various causes.