Rocking out in Central Park

Crowds at Flood Aid 2014
Crowds at Flood Aid 2014

Boston’s Central Park came alive with music as hundreds of people turned out to a charity event in aid of the victims of the December floods.

The two-day Flood Aid event saw acts and DJs take to the stage to entertain visitors in the name of those affect.

Organiser and Endeavour Radio manager Dylan Taylor said: “If there was one word to describe the Flood Aid event it would simply be ‘wow.’

“There was an atmosphere and a feeling of community that I have never ever experienced in Boston.

“My own team of Endeavour radio DJs, compered, played DJ sets and helped run things effectively before, during and after the whole operation.

“The bands and acts – some reforming purely for Flood Aid – shared the passion and enthusiasm of the event organisers and it all came together.”

He thanked everyone who took part including rock photographer Nick Elliott – who will be creating posters of the acts which performed, the young volunteers who helped and the traders and community organisations.

He also thanked Boston Borough Council and its officers for support and contributing towards the cost.

He said: “Everybody was highly committed and working hard to ensure their contribution to the event was special.

“We’ve tried to engage with everybody who has contacted us via email or social media and answer any questions because we wanted everybody to be happy.

“This was our first attempt at this and we are well aware of the tweaks that need to be made and next time, working with Boston Borough Council, we can be assured that the next event will meet the requirements and the community can once again come together to enjoy trailblazing events that have been so sorely missed in Boston.”

He said organisers will know the total they have raised by the end of the week.