19th November 2009 – The Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham
After a long month of planning, posturing and bugging people to the high heavens to come to the event, the night had finally come. Although I panicked about not having enough people, every one came together in the end.
There was a buzzing atmosphere and I have to say special thanks to the bands who played for free and helped rake in the donations. The whole night was a great success.
We had a short speech from Siobhan Guyan (right) – she talked about the charity and most importantly spoke about Liam Morefield; how caring and giving he was and that this night was in memory of him as he passed away due to cardiac arrest. It was a lovely and touching speech and she was very brave for doing so.
Throughout the night everyone had a good time listening to the music and being amongst friends. It was specially touching to see, talk to and enjoy the music with Alex Morefield – Liam’s mother. I hope she enjoyed herself and I know we both will be sorting some more charity events.
I would also like to thank everyone who helped raise the donations and specially the door staff (you know who you all are). I couldn’t have done it without you. Finally I would like to give a massive thank you to the bar/venue who allowed me to use their space, sound equipment and alcohol for the bands all for free – they were fantastic help and would love to hold another charity gig there soon!
Overall we raised £800 – more than anyone expected. So, one final “thank-you” to everyone who took part, attended and donated. It was a great night and I hope to organise many more.