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Rock stars raise money for Enfield charity
More than 1,000 people turned out to watch stars from the 1970s support a local cancer charity.
1970s hard rock group Uriah Heep performed with local band The 2FBS and managed to raise £1,400 for Nightingale Cancer Support Centre in Lancaster Road, Enfield.
Lead guitarist Mick Box performed with singer Bernie Shaw at Hilly Fields Bandstand, Enfield, signing memorabilia that was raffled to viewers.
The guitarist said: “It was a marvellous day. We were guests of the excellent 2FB’s band, and we had a terrific time playing with them for this cause.
"We hope in the end that we raised some much needed money for the wonderful work that the Nightingale Cancer Support Centre do. I does the heart good to see the work and precious time that these wonderful volunteers put in first hand.”
The band's former bass player Trevor Bolder, also well known for his work with David Bowie, died of pancreatic cancer earlier this year.
Mr Box added: “I am very proud of my association with Nightingale, and we will continue to work together, as they are so important to the community. We would also like to thank each and every one of you that came to see us for your donations.
"I have to make a special mention to Lesa Barker as she did an excellent job in getting our side of things organized, and our families and friends who came to support us, had a brilliant time too, making this a very special day."
The Nightingale fundraising manager Lesa Barker said: “It was an amazing day with a great turn out, the money raised was wonderful but more importantly it raised the awareness of The Nightingale and the support we give to cancer patients, their family members and carers too.”
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