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Thousands raised by Norfolk charity gig

PUBLISHED: 12:04 06 April 2010 | UPDATED: 09:26 02 July 2010

Barry Holden has got a guitar signed by his hero Eric Clapton  along with Mike Rutherford of Genesis and Gary Brooker of Procul Harum.

Barry Holden has got a guitar signed by his hero Eric Clapton along with Mike Rutherford of Genesis and Gary Brooker of Procul Harum.

Victoria Leggett

A charity gig featuring auction lots from a host of rock legends and television stars raised £3,500.

A charity gig featuring auction lots from a host of rock legends and television stars raised £3,500.

The North Walsham Live Aid event had performances from five bands including Shy Fly and the Pocket Godzillas at the town's community centre.

In between the music, a charity auction was held with 35 lots ranging from DVDs and photos to a drum head signed by Queen's Roger Taylor and Pink Floyd's Nick Mason.

Last night event organiser Barry Holden said he was writing a cheque for £3,500 for the Teenage Cancer Trust, which is adapting a ward at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge to make it more suitable for young patients.

He said: “I was very pleased with the result and the charity is delighted.”

It brings the total amount raised by the North Walsham Live Aid events, which took place for the sixth time last month, to about £25,000.

The first gig was held in 2004 following the Indonesian tsunami.


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