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‘Lukefest’ raises £1,100

Thursday, 04 September 2014

SOUNDS: Music festival raised more than £1,000 for St Luke's Hospice. Photo by Martin Dalton

SOUNDS: Music festival raised more than £1,000 for St Luke's Hospice. Photo by Martin Dalton

A MUSIC festival in Basildon raised more than £1,000 for St Luke's Hospice.
'LukeFest', held at the Castlemayne pub, The Knares, on August 24, raised £1,100 for the charity, based on Nethermayne.
Organised by hospice catering assistant Mark Watson, 46, it ran from 1pm until 11pm and featured performances by acts including Black Rabbit, Petra Viva, Park Like, Sons of the South and Ethereal Fire. Tickets cost £5.
It was the second annual staging of the festival, which last year raised £800.
Mark had aimed to raise £1,000 and said if he hit his target he would stage the event again next year.
He said last month: “My idea and aim is, together with my friends in music, to hold this festival every year so that it becomes a regular event in the hospice fundraising calendar – hopefully growing each year as it becomes more established.”
Speaking after the event's success, he said: “It smashed last year's total. I will definitely be doing it again.”

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