Bell Tower fundraiser is great success

A NIGHT of live music in a transformed All Saints Church raised hundreds of pounds for Evesham's Bell Tower Appeal.

With the pews replaced by cabaret style seating the audience enjoyed the Live and Local concert on Friday, March 28.

Hanna Knight and Tim Haynes, known as Hanna-h, organised the programme, set up the sound, lighting and furniture before performing.

The evening started with a set by qualia Acoustix – a local duo consisting of Emma Oakley-Hall on the vocals and Thom Parry playing the guitar.

They were followed by Dean Bayliss and Hanna-h rounded off the evening.

The event raised more than £700 for the Bell Tower Appeal, which needs to raise a total of £500,000 to repair and conserve the tower, built in 1531 by Abbot Clement Lichfield.

Sue Ablett, chairman of the Bell Tower Appeal Committee, was delighted with the evening.

She said: "It was a wonderfully relaxed evening, with some great music, and much enjoyed by everyone present.

"We are very lucky that these talented young artists were willing to give their time to support the Bell Tower Appeal."

The next big fundraiser is a Ceilidh, again taking place in All Saints Church on Friday, April 25, at 7.30pm.

Local band The Whole Caboodle will be providing live music and tickets are available from the Almonry Museum, Abbey Appliances, High Street, Evesham, Moo Moo’s Café, Port Street, Evesham or direct from Sue Ablett on sueablett1@btinternet.com or telephone 0787 1285606.

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