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Lee’s gig in memory of his father has hit all the right notes

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Lee’s gig in memory of his father has hit all the right notes

To commemorate the sixth anniversary of his father Ian’s death from cancer, Lee Graham, decided the best way to remember him would be to stage the musical event Push Play, and raise £1,515.32 for our Hospice.

Both Lee and his father shared a love of music and following his father’s death on August 5, 2010, Lee decided to combine this with his wish to support the Hospice by staging the musical event Push Play.

Lee, of Bury, said: “I wanted to raise money in his memory as the hospice do absolutely amazing work and will do all I can to help and support this amazing cause.

“A gig seemed the best thing to do as everyone can have fun and enjoy a lot of great local bands for a brilliant cause, also we both went to a lot of gigs together, both local gigs and big stadium gigs so it made sense.”

The event, which saw a number of bands come together, at Bury St Edmund’s Constitutional Club on Sunday August 13, was the second of its kind and following on from its success Lee is sure it will not become an annual event.

As well as being able to enjoy music from the likes of Men of Munga, Saigon Kiss and In My Disguise and many more there were also some great prizes up for grabs during a raffle.

George Chilvers, Community Fundraiser for the Hospice, said: “Lee’s fundraising efforts for the Hospice really do make a big difference. We need £11,000 a day to keep providing the care and support our patients need.

“Lee has raised a fantastic amount and it is great to think this could become an annual event.”

Find out more about Lee’s annual Just Push Play music festival in aid of the Hospice