Charity fundraising gig hits right note

Five Mile High perform at Gig at the Glad, a charity gig at the Gladstone Arms in Combs Ford, Stowma

Five Mile High perform at Gig at the Glad, a charity gig at the Gladstone Arms in Combs Ford, Stowmarket, in aid of CLIC Sargent. - Credit: Archant

Music fans dug deep to raise £900 for a children’s cancer charity with an afternoon of bands at a Stowmarket pub.

The Stowmarket Strummers perform at Gig at the Glad, a charity gig at the Gladstone Arms in Combs Fo

The Stowmarket Strummers perform at Gig at the Glad, a charity gig at the Gladstone Arms in Combs Ford, Stowmarket, in aid of CLIC Sargent. - Credit: Archant

The Gig at the Glad took place at the Gladstone Arms in Combs Ford and featured a mix of local musicians and artists, including Ipswich-based headline act Jade MayJean.

The event was in aid of CLIC Sargent, which helps young people being treated for cancer and their families.

Collection buckets were boosted by an auction of items including a signed Ipswich Town FC shirt and ball, an embroidered quilt made by Stowmarket embroiderer Jenny Stenning, and old bikes refurbished for free by Barton Bikes of Stowmarket.

The Gladstone Arms sponsored the event and put on a special ale from which £1 for every pint sold went to the collection.

Willow Hazelton, aged six, of Combs, helps auctioneer Paul Ekpenyong at the Gig at the Glad at the G

Willow Hazelton, aged six, of Combs, helps auctioneer Paul Ekpenyong at the Gig at the Glad at the Gladstone Arms in Combs Ford, Stowmarket, in aid of CLIC Sargent. - Credit: Archant


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Event co-organiser Paul Ekpenyong said: “It was a brilliant day, we had a great crowd and the community really rallied round.”

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