Sunday, February 05, 2012
BRIGG FUNDRAISERS PLAY THEIR PART
Brigg-based fundraisers were involved in a showpiece event celebrating a successful fundraising year which produced more than £2,000 for chosen charities, including Lindsey Lodge Hospice (see picture).
Over the past 12 months, Let's Rock Cancer produced live music events in aid of various cancer charities, supported live music and encouraged talent in North Lincolnshire.
Organisers Sophie Brumby, Danielle Clayton and Brant Clayton, alongside crew members Helen Jaques, Scott Marshall, Brigg’s Coun James Truepenny and Charlie Ward, welcomed esteemed guests from all over North Lincolnshire to celebrate another year of achievement at Let’s Rock Cancer’s Winter Ball.
Guests included North Lincolnshire Mayor Councillor Keith Vickers, of Barton, and representatives from the group’s benefiting charities - MacMillan Cancer Support, St James’ Specialist Cancer Unit in Leeds, the Teenage Cancer Trust and Lindsey Lodge Hospice, Scunthorpe.
They each received an equal share of £2,152 (almost £540 each).
The event at the Wortley Hotel, Scunthorpe, was not just about having a good time.
It featured a charity auction and raffle in support of the group’s good causes and live music from Battle of the Bands champions and runners-up, Missed you at the Show and Lizzie Goddard.
Former Mayor of Brigg Councillor Truepenny told guests: “Let's Rock Cancer has had a busy time since last year's ball.
“Our monthly shows at the Lincoln Imp have brought in talent from as far away as Great Torrington, as well as the supply of great talent available in the Northern Lincolnshire area.
“Our Battle of the Bands was the most competitive ever. It featured a blistering final showdown between Lizzie Goddard and eventual winners Missed you at the Show, who where separated by half a point.
“Through all the good times we had we have never forgotten why we put these things together and it gives us great pride on a day like today when we can give the money to the people who deserve it most for there even harder work.
“This year we hope to keep our regular customers happy with our established series of shows in Scunthorpe - at the Lincoln Imp -and continue to build our reputation and legacy of live music.”
There will be a special show to help raise awareness of, and funds for, the Prostate Cancer Charity.
This year the Battle of the Bands moves back to a regional format, with heats in Gainsborough and Scunthorpe.
Councillor Truepenny, a former Town Mayor of Brigg, said: “As we approach our fifth anniversary year, we can reflect on a period of great achievement and growth and some incredible musical experiences.
“We appreciate everyone’s support over the last 12 months and we hope we can give everyone we are involved with another great year.”
VIEW A GALLERY OF PICTURES FROM THE EVENT THROUGH THIS LINK (COURTESY OF COUNCILLOR TRUEPENNY)
NIGHT ROCKS FOR FOR CANCER CHARITIES, SAYS THISISSCUNTHORPE