Thousands raised by Norfolk charity gig

Victoria LeggettA charity gig featuring auction lots from a host of rock legends and television stars raised �3,500.Victoria Leggett

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.


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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.

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

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