Bands boost cancer charity

A LIVE music night in support of a Sudbury cancer charity’s eco-friendly toilet project raised nearly £1,500.

Around 200 people attended the Eden-Rose Coppice’s fundraiser at The Highbury Barn in Great Cornard last month.

Charity founder Rob Brooks said: “It was tremendous. I couldn’t believe the fun we had – the place was packed.”

Sudbury blues act Red Handed and Pebmarsh five-piece Blueprint joined Andy McEwan on stage, while a raffle, including a guitar signed by acts such as Foo Fighters, the Stone Roses and The Prodigy, attracted major interest. It was eventually won by Stephen Hursthouse.

The total will allow the cancer respite charity to build a self-composting toilet with the help of Hillside Special School students.

It is expected to be completed in five weeks’ time.