Events boost hospice funds

Fun and games during the Hartlepool amd Distict Hospice It's a knockout fundraiser that was held at the weekend.
Fun and games during the Hartlepool amd Distict Hospice It's a knockout fundraiser that was held at the weekend.

DOZENS of bands took to the stage at three venues in Hartlepool as part of an innovative fundraising event

The Summer Big One - featuring around 30 town bands - took place at The Studio, Flix Movie Cafe and The Clarendon, in the Church Square area of Hartlepool in aid of Hartlepool & District Hospice.

Revellers enjoyed acoustic and full-band performances from a range of top town bands including firm favourites Danny’s House, Mercedes, The Woven Project and Palace at the event, on Saturday,which was organised by promoters Bonus Grooves Ents and rockpig.

Other bands included The Broken Broadcast, Atlantic in Transit, Lost State of Dance, and, The White Negroes.

There was a further boost for Hartlepool & District Hospice at the weekend courtesy of teams competing in the hospice’s very first It’s A Knockout competition.

A variety of teams battled it out at Hartlepool Rugby Club, in Easington Road, in the live action version of the TV series made famous in the 1980s.

It cost £100 for teams of 10 to enter and participants were encouraged to seek sponsorship.

The music event helped raise more than £2,000 for the hospice and organisers want to make it an annual bash.

Brian Barnes, of Bonus Grooves Ents, said: “I would like to thank the venues, the volunteers, the bands and everyone who turned up to support it.

l More pictures of the events tomorrow