The local community will once again show their support for trombonist Stephen Sykes as they get behind a charity concert, supported by Specsavers Wells, to help raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Tickets available

For the third year running, the concert will feature the Pink Bra’ss band and take place on Saturday 30 June at 7.30pm in Wells Town Hall. Two members of the team from Specsavers in Wells, Pat Trott and Pam Fisher, are part of the band, while the store itself is also sponsoring the event. The evening will also include a performance from harpist and singer, Siona Stockel. Tickets, available to buy at Specsavers on the High Street or online, cost £10 in advance.

Stephen, who has Hodgkin’s lymphoma, had stem cell treatment at the end of 2017 and is hoping to be well enough to play as part of the band on the night. The previous two concerts helped to raise enough money to fund the drug Stephen needed to help reduce his cancer before the stem cell treatment as this wasn’t available on the NHS.

Fundraising push

‘We’re absolutely delighted to be able to put the concert on again and show our continued support for Stephen,’ said Pat. ‘To have been able to help with his stem cell treatment is fantastic and now we are hoping to raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research UK so that they can continue to help others affected by the disease. We’re rehearsing hard at the moment and looking forward to a really enjoyable evening.’ 

A raffle will also take place on the night to help boost the fundraising total and will include a pair of designer, single vision specs worth £125, donated by Specsavers in Wells. Any further prize donations from local businesses would be gratefully received.

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