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Summer Flood Aid concert announced for Boston’s Central Park

Launch party for Flood Aid Concert, at Britannia Pub, Boston. Flood Aid organisers L-R Tom Lee and Dylan Taylor

Launch party for Flood Aid Concert, at Britannia Pub, Boston. Flood Aid organisers L-R Tom Lee and Dylan Taylor

The details for a ‘party in the park’ type event to raise money for victims of the Boston floods, have been revealed by the team behind the concert.

The Flood Aid gig will take place in Boston’s Central Park, on Saturday, July 26, from 10am-11pm.

More than 35 acts of different varieties will perform – including a confirmed line-up so far of 50 Sniffs,Audio Tap,Bullet Tooth,Contraband and Maverick Avenue.

Organiser Tom Lee said: “We’re looking at putting something on for everyone throughout the day - we’ve got bouncy castles and football, whether your six or 60 there’ll be something to do.

“It’s going to be a big sort of party in the park type event.”

An event was held on Saturday at the Britannia Pub in Church Street, to launch Flood Aid, with more events planned for the coming months. These include Boston’s Got Talent events at The Robin Hood on February 14, and April 18 and The Britannia on March 28 and May 23.

There will also be a Swing When You’re Winning for Flood Aid event at Malone’s Cabaret Bar on John Adams Way from 7pm on Saturday, February 15.

That will be a black tie charity evening with Phil Fryer as Frank Sinatra, casino tables, silent auction, entertainment, canopies and prosecco on arrival, bar and disco.

It is hoped the money raised will help those still affected by the flood.

Mr Lee said some people have still not been able to return to their homes – and may still not be able to do so for several months.

If the ambitious Flood Aid project is successful, organisers hope to hold the event for a different cause that affects the town next year.

Tickets for the Swing When You’re Winning event cost £10. To buy call 01205 290866 or email hollyann89@hotmail.co.uk

An event held to launch the Flood Aid 2014 concert and announce further details went ‘really well’ according to organisers.

The fun day featured food challenges and a night of music from acts including band Molly Chambers, and soloists Sam Sillett, Drake Hunter, Mike Starr and Nathan Darwood.

Flood Aid organiser Tom Lee said: “It went really well, the numbers were really, impressive in the amount of people that turned up.

“We also had a real good response in terms of the amount of people that were interested in the event.

“We’ve had close to 100 people saying they were going to go in that short amount of time.”

He added: “The idea was to showcase what we were going to do on the day.”

The amount raised in donations on the night is still to be counted.

More than 40 people took part in the Britannia’s food challenges (including 32oz and 80oz steak challenge) throughout the day with only four people completing the burger challenges.

Each of those that took part received a certificate - those who didn’t complete the challenges receiving a certificate of failure.

The organisers are selling wristbands in aid of the event and the disaster and are hoping to raise sponsorship for the event from various people and companies.

To show your support for the event visit www.floodaid2014.co.uk, go to the Flood Aid 2014 Facebook and Twitter feeds or email info@floodaid2014.co.uk.

 

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