laboris in anim eiusmod et aute deserunt 2012
The Charity of the Yorkshire Heart Centre
We received a welcome e-mail from Simon Ashberry as follows: I'm in an occasional rock band based in Leeds called the Stromatolites.Our guitarist Dave Gough had emergency treatment at LGI after having a heart attack - and now that he's recovered and playing music again we wanted to raise money for your charity by playing a charity gig. It's taking place at the Duck and Drake in Kirkgate, Leeds, from 7.30pm on Thursday 20 February. We've got two other bands GSR and Piccolo plus DJ Mike Kelly on the bill.It's free entry but we'll be raising money with a collection and raffle. Delighted to hear that Dave has made a good recovery and pleased to learn that you’re raising funds for Take Heart in this super way. If you’re a Rock fan - this was a night not to be missed. Simon set up a Virgin Giving page which is still operational, so if you would like to make a donation to their efforts for Take Heart, click the Heart to go to their page>>
My wife and I were pleased to go along to the Duck and Drake to see the event and, gratifyingly, there were lots of patrons milling around. When we arrived, the DJ, Mike Kelly, was in full flow and the music playing certainly appealed to the audience (and my wife - who was singing along…) The three groups - Stromatolites, Piccolo and GSR with Mike Kelly, the DJ click on any pic to tnlarge We were immediately appoached by a young lad, Tom Kelly, the son of the DJ who performed the impossible - selling this Scotsman ten raffle tickets. Excellent salesman! We were then welcomed by Simon Ashberry, who in turn introduced guitarist Dave Gough, who had been through the Yorkshire Heart Centre and had been the recipient of a Quadruple Bypass . His experience of the Heart Centre brought about this charity gig as he was so impressed by everyone from the surgeon to nursing staff and including the domestic staff all of whom he described as ‘superb.’ He had nothing but praise for the life-saving service he received. Having been through the same thing myself, I know exactly how he feels. We couldn’t stay the whole evening due to another appointment, but Simon arranged for all three groups to go on stage for a photograph and we were there long enough for me to get a pic of the first group playing - all family members, called Piccolo. Our grateful thanks to everyone concerned - it is much appreciated. Bill Stevenson
Simon Ashberry and Dave Gough
Tom Kelly