Charity gig gives a boost for the homeless
Leighton Buzzard Homeless Service found itself £533 better off following a special charity music gig last weekend.
Mike Neary, owner of Managing Excellence Through Training Ltd, performed the gig with his band, Blues Before Midnight, at the Heath Inn, Heath and Reach watched by more than 60 people.
Leighton Linslade Homeless Service is the adopted charity of the LB Connect, the town’s leading business networking group, of whom Mike is a director. Blues Before Midnight had raised £100 for the charity at a previous gig. This time they raised a whopping £533, including a donation of £100 from the Heath Inn.
A raffle organised by another LB Connect member, Bev Dean from TJ Services, also raised a substantial amount.
Blues Before Midnight is establishing a strong following locally and has already announced its next fund raising venture with a target of £1,000 for Keech and Willen Hospices and Resolution, an Armed Forces charity. The gig will take place on December 21 at Brooklands Social Club, Leighton Buzzard. Money raised will be divided between the three organisations.
Musicians in the band (pictured) are all from Leighton Buzzard. Mike Neary sings vocals and plays guitar and slide guitar, with Ian Spalding (bass), Adrian Shale (drums), Sean O’Reilly (vocals), Dave Kirkpatrick (guitar and vocals), Graham Cook (saxophone), Chris Gilmour (keyboards) and Steve Phillips (harmonica).
LB Connect’s next big event is the Business Fair to be held at Cedars Upper School sports hall (Tiddenfoot) in Linslade between 6pm and 8pm on Wednesday, September 26.
This exhibition featuring 56 local businesses has already sold out and representatives from government, local authorities, trade organisations and business gurus will be present.
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