The following story was submitted by Toby Hartwell following his very successful charity event that raised nearly £2000 for the Shooting Star Children’s Hospice. The event was part of Toby’s campaign for running in this year’s London Marathon.
Friday 10th March saw a great night of music at the Turks Head. The event, held for the Shooting Star Children’s Hospice, packed the Winchester Hall to capacity as 5 bands played nearly 4 hours of music. Headline band, the Soul Agents, delivered a storming set to round off a very successful evening that included two new young bands; Burmese Days and Sixth Sense_, an unexpected reunion from _the Beatles and a lively performance from The Shooting Ska All Stars.
The evening, which included an auction of some rare items such as a 1966 World Cup programme and a 1967 Glenlivet whisky, raised nearly £2000 for the charity.
“I was absolutely delighted that so many people were able to come and I would like to thank all the musicians and friends who contributed to such an enjoyable evening. Everyone was extremely generous and I have been asked to hold it again next year, so we’ll see!”.
Toby asks that if anyone has any photos of the event to mail them to him for the Charity’s website at firstname.lastname@example.org.