Slipped Disc gig raises £2,400 for charity

�400 for Macmillan Nurses, from left, Paul Chester, Cindy Ruck, vocalist with Slipped Disc, Chris Nice, saxophonist, Amanda Hulley, vocalist, and Jamie Davenport, fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support.
�400 for Macmillan Nurses, from left, Paul Chester, Cindy Ruck, vocalist with Slipped Disc, Chris Nice, saxophonist, Amanda Hulley, vocalist, and Jamie Davenport, fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support.

There were no slips when a re-formed Boston band put on a gig for charity.

Slipped Disc, formerly known as Magic 44, raised £2,400 for cancer charities.

Local support group, All About Pink, accepted a cheque for £2,000 on behalf of Cancer Research and another cheque for £400 was presented for Macmillan Nurses.

The band re-formed for a one-off charity gig last year and decided to stay together for more fundraising concerts.

Paul Chester, bass guitarist and Boston Borough Council’s housing technical officer, said the gig at Hubberts Bridge Community Centre was a sell out, and thanked all those who supported the event, helped with the organisation and gave donations to raise more funds.

Paul had the fundraising idea following the death of his close friend and colleague, Peter Raynes.

In addition to Slipped Disc, a skiffle band, Jet, and Soul Intention, two table magicians and a disco for background music all entertained .

Additional funds were raised with the auction of a cordless drill, donated by Wickes, and a raffle.
Pictured above are, from left, band members Paul Chester, Cindy Ruck, Chris Nice, Amanda Hulley, and Jamie Davenport, fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support.