Live music for Sudbury cancer charity toilet fund

BANDING TOGETHER: Martin Daft, landlord of The Highbury Barn, and Rob Brooks from The Eden-Rose Coppice are set to host a night of live music to fund a toilet for the charity.
BANDING TOGETHER: Martin Daft, landlord of The Highbury Barn, and Rob Brooks from The Eden-Rose Coppice are set to host a night of live music to fund a toilet for the charity.

A CANCER charity in Sudbury is holding a live music night to raise money for an eco-friendly toilet.

The Eden-Rose Coppice Trust, in Quay Lane, has raised more than £2,500 towards the self-composting toilet with a grass roof, which will be used by terminally-ill visitors to the woodland sanctuary.

Rob Brooks, who founded the charity following the death of his wife, Rose, from cancer in 2008, said: “We have got two people living with bowel cancer who come down, and we desperately need a toilet.

“It comes in a kit and we will get children from Hillside Special School to put it together.

“The whole school are so excited about it, they will come down to the woods and learn a life skill like sawing or cutting grass,” added Mr Brooks, who has successfully battled bowel cancer himself.

To help raise the final £800 needed for the toilet, the Highbury Barn in Great Cornard is holding a live music night on February 25.

Andrew McEwan from Lincolnshire band Warbirds will be joined by Sudbury blues act Red Handed and Pebmarsh five-piece Blueprint at the event, with dinner and raffle prizes including a guitar signed by acts such as Foo Fighters, the Stone Roses and The Prodigy also on offer.

Entrance for the ticket-only event costs £5 per person. To book call Mr Brooks on 07811 111788.