More than 400 people attended a recent mini music festival in Bradford on Avon which was held in aid of the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group (BCUSG).
The event, held over two evenings at the Boathouse pub and restaurant, raised £2,600 for the charity which provides essential equipment for cancer patients at Bath’s Royal United Hospital.
Local promoter Mark Green brought together 12 bands and a choir, with more than 40 singers entertaining local people.
Acts included Lix’n’Stix, In the Shadows of Santana, The Decades, Fortunate Sons and Folk Lift Truck – and many others who performed for no fee.
Local businesses donated prizes for a raffle, which raised £900 alone, with the rest of the money coming from the sale of tickets for the event.
The £5 ticket fee included a pint of beer or a glass of wine which was provided for free by the Box Steam and Flying Monk breweries and Molson Coors.
Local builders’ merchants Travis Perkins also donated flooring for the festival stage in the pub garden which overlooks the Bradford Marina.
Also giving their time for free were David Jenner and Nigel Rickets who operated the sound equipment.
Festival organiser Ian Grant, who is also a member of the BCUSG’s Trowbridge fundraising committee said: “It was an extremely enjoyable weekend and the lovely weather was a great bonus.
“We had more than 100 musicians and singers taking part, with each one giving their services for free. We would like to say a huge thank you to them and to everyone who came along to support the vital work of the BCUSG.
“We would also like to thank the staff and management at the Boathouse for making everyone so welcome and for providing the venue and food to make this a really successful event.”
To make a donation to the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group visit www.bcusg.org, email email@example.com or call 07896 741233.