Charity Gig raises £1100 for Aurora

A fundraising music gig has helped to raise £1,100 for the Bassetlaw Aurora Wellbeing Centre that provides vital cancer care to local residents.  

Cllr Sue Shaw, who is the Ward Member for East Retford East, organised the charity event at St Joseph’s Church Hall in Retford with her husband Dave Hollingworth and his band Giant Hogweed.

Cllr Shaw said: “The event was fantastic, we had so much support from friends and family, who either sold tickets or donated raffles prizes. We would like to thank everyone who helped make the event a success.

“Aurora does some fantastic work in Bassetlaw and I’m happy that we have been able to help, even in a small way, with this donation.”

The money was raised from the sale of tickets, and support from other local Councillors, Joan Sanger, David Pidwell, David Challinor and John Shephard, who either attended or made personal donations.

The Aurora Wellbeing Centre provides a range of support services and therapies for cancer patients and their families. Debra Fores, General Manager at Aurora said: “I would like to thank Cllr Shaw, Dave and the band for raising the money for the centre. It’s thanks to fund raising events like this that we are able to offer support and treatments to local people who have been diagnosed with cancer.”

Walkingerham based band, Giant Hogweed, who performed at the event, play covers from 60s to current music and have been playing together since they were teenagers. They now play across the country at clubs, weddings and gigs, as well as fund raising across Bassetlaw and beyond.


Last Updated on Thursday, March 21, 2019

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