Charity concert raises funds to the tune of £775

November 9, 2023


A charity concert held in Goole has raised an impressive £775 for a charity which supports people with oesophageal and gastric cancers.

The annual Band Appeal Concert returned to Junction on October 7 for the fourth year in aid of The Oesophageal Patients Association (OPA). Organised by local singer and author Ray Clark, six acts took part in a show to raise money and awareness for the cause. Vibrant, young indie band Offbeat started the show, turning in a great performance with a host of original material. Irish born folk singer Paula Ryan made her second appearance at an OPA show, with a combination of original material and covers and was followed by popular local duo, The Alcatraz Swim Team, veterans of OPA shows for many years who closed the first half.

Jessica Sharp opened the second half with songs from the shows as well as rock ballads like Simply the Best, before a collaboration with Michael Cowling of The Alcatraz Swim Team, for the song, Shallow, from the film A Star is Born. Closing the show was event organiser Ray Clark who has worked both the UK and European circuit for over forty years with a range of popular 60s hits. The whole performance was held together by Goole’s own funny man and magician, William Knight. Organiser Ray said: “The total money raised for the OPA was £770.00, which has to be labelled – in today’s very difficult economy – a huge success; one I’m sure the charity will be pleased with.”

A charity concert held in Goole has raised an impressive £775 for the OPA. (02-11-113 SU)

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