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Rockers raise cash for charity

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: October 15, 2013

Thumbs up for the donation to Leek Gateway Club, with club members and organisers of the fund-raising rock nights.

Thumbs up for the donation to Leek Gateway Club, with club members and organisers of the fund-raising rock nights.

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ROCKERS have helped to raise more than £850 for charity.

A 'Rock Legends' event was staged at The Winking Man last month which saw participants dress up as their favourite rock idols.

The 'Stars in their Eyes' style event was an initial idea developed by Lee Thompson, Dawn Hocknel and Alison Oliver through a facebook thread.

Landlord of The Winking Man, Pete Harvey, saw the idea as a good way for raising money for charity and agreed for such an event to be staged at his Upperhulme pub.

Cash for the 'Rock Legends' charity pot had already been raised at a Waxing Event at The Rigger in Newcastle-under- Lyme. Mr Thompson said: "The Rock Legends evening at The Winking Man was a huge success and several regulars have already been asking for a repeat event next year.

"We have already been pencilled into host the event at The Rigger, The Freebird, Bunker 13 as well as The Winking Man for 2014.

"The plans for next year’s showcase twist are already underway."

The monies raised from the waxing event and also the Rock Legends night at the Winking Man amounted to a total of £860 This was last week donated to the Leek Gateway Club, a charity chosen by Pete Harvey.

Leek Gateway Club, which was started up in 1981 and now has 50 members ageing from teenagers up to adults, provides leisure and sports activities for young people and adults who have learning disabilities.

Derek Goldstraw is one of the Leek Gateway Club's organising committee members. He said: "We are very grateful for this donation.

“The money is going to be used towards the cost of transport so that we can make the club more accessible for those who live in rural areas."

To find out more about the forthcoming Rock Legends events, find 'Threemacs Inabar' on the social networking site of Facebook.

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