Rocking out for charity

Release Date: 06/04/2017

The Deputy Mayor of Richmond joined 60 people this week to ‘rock-out’ for Cancer Awareness during an all-day live music charity fundraiser fest.

During the seven hour event, ten acts entertained ticket holders, performing popular hits from Rock and Pop to Soul and Motown.

Organised by the Twickenham Club in Church Street, local bands Alex Dew, Shelle Luscombe, Susie Brown, Atlantic, Jim Sole, Tessa Hyam and Joe Bradley performed live for Breast Cancer Research. This included an Indian Curry laid on at the Naz Balti Indian Restaurant.

Richmond Council’s Deputy Mayor, Cllr Kate Howard, said:

“What a fantastic event. It was great fun – whilst raising money for a charity that is really personal to me.

“Breast Cancer is a horrible disease and every penny counts when it comes to research to combat the illness. I would like to thank the organisers, all the performers, Naz Balti restaurant for the food and most of all, all those people who attended and donated.”

Joe O’Connor, of the Twickenham Club, added:

“This was a great event, raising lots of money for a really worthwhile charity. I would like to thank all the performers, Naz Balti, attendees and Councillor Howard. Her opening speech was hard-hitting and quite emotional.”

Updated: 28 April 2017