Fundraisers hit right notes

The Big Band Night helped raise more than �1,000 for cancer research.

The Big Band Night helped raise more than �1,000 for cancer research.

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Thousands of pounds has been raised for charity after a series of events hit the right notes.

The North East Coastal Chums have raised nearly £2,000 for Cancer Research UK after launching a CD and putting on a musical night.

Their CD – called ‘Under the Boardwalk – saw 20 local musicians, singers and buskers contribute their time to help record 15 tracks at the YMCA studio in North Shields.

A fun day was held in Whitley Bay to help launch the CD.

A Big Band Night was held at Seaton Sluice Social Club which proved to be a big success, with performances from Customs House Big Band and singer Ruth Lamber, with support from Brenda Jenki Sokell and Paul Eden.

Caz Lamb, of North East Coastal Chums, said: “I just want to thank the buskers and Musicians and the public for supporting our group and its activities and community ventures.

“Everyone had a great time and we have raised £1,648 so far for Cancer Research UK. This is still rising as we have CDs still for sale.”

Anyone interested in buying a CD should contact the North East Coastal Chums via their Facebook page.