Proof that Glemsford is a musical hotbed

A HUGELY successful fundraising event proved beyond all doubt that Glemsford is a hotbed of musical ability.

Glemsford’s Got Talent saw 130 people pack into the village hall on Saturday to watch 11 acts from around Glemsford.

Organiser Lisa Uren said: “Lots of people worked really hard to make it a success and Glemsford is quite a musical village.”

Acts included Kevin L’Estrange, landlord of The Angel pub, 16-year-old guitarist Harry Slater, Mrs Uren’s band Beergut 100 and a Seasick Steve tribute from Steve Allen. The eventual winner of the £60 first prize was Glemsford Primary School’s choir.

Joanna Gray, Year 1 teacher at the school, said: “We have been running the choir after school every Thursday. The children were really excited to be taking part – they sang beautifully and were really pleased to have won.”

Around £1,000 was raised for The Glemsford Angels village fundraising group, with a further £200 going to the Friends of St Mary’s Church.

Mrs Uren gave special thanks to Kevin and Paula L’Estrange, The Glemsford Angels, Ben Gardner and everyone who helped.