Published: May 1, 2010
Young Burnham bands raise £800 for Teenage Cancer Trust

Over £800 was raised for a cancer charity when a successful fundraising concert was held in Burnham-On-Sea on Friday evening (April 30th).

Dozens of people flocked to the event at The Railway Inn in the High Street, which raised a total of £816 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Four young bands and an accoustic soloist played at the event, along with popular local group the Ginger Hitlas.

Organiser Jordan Hills, from Busy Backgrounds, told "The gig was fantastic! All the bands, including our own, performed at their best for such a great cause, and everybody else involved did a brilliant job."

"My target I hoped we would raise was £100-£200, and we absolutely smashed that target by raising £816 profit! The attendance was greater than we expected too."

"Dolly Grip & Camera (Acoustic Soloist) and Kids From the Summer (from Weston) produced very enjoyable sets."

"Fergus were fantastic too - performing their first public performance and they received positive feedback from the audience. My Lost Obsession write their own songs and delivered them brilliantly."

"Busy Backgrounds, my band, took take the stage and performed what was said to be one of their best ever performances according to people in the audience."

"The Ginger Hitlas also gave one of their usual fun and entertaining performances, which got everyone up and dancing. Overall, an outstanding night."

Jordan added that he was inspired to hold the event by Roger Daltrey of 'The Who' who puts on concerts every year at The Royal Albert Hall.

"It's such a great charity which helps and meet the needs for Teenagers with cancer and I'm glad us teenagers could contribute to helping 'Our Generation'."


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