Music students donate money raised from gigs to Hospice

Live & Lyrical for Martlets

The BIMM Institute in Brighton has donated proceeds from its Live & Lyrical and end of term gigs to Martlets.

A cheque for £1,000 was presented to Martlets Ambassador and Superstar DJ Norman Cook, AKA Fatboy Slim, at the final gig of the term to the delight of the students.

The Head of Events at the BIMM Institute, Wendy Law, said; “The gigs are an opportunity for the students to perform and there is a £2 payment at the door to come to the gigs. At the end of each year we donate all the takings.

“My very good friend Liz Edwards was in Martlets for a little while nearer the end of May. I came to see her at the hospice a few times and it was amazing the treatment Liz was receiving and how lovely everyone was to her and to us, her friends and family, as well.

“I know that Norman had spent a bit of time with Liz at the hospice, she was a DJ too and a vinyl and music lover. She talked so fondly of the visit and I could see her eyes light up whilst speaking about him.  It was lovely of him to come and pick the cheque up on behalf of Martlets.”

Liz Davies from the Martlets Fundraising Team said, “We’d like to thank the students at BIMM for their generosity and Norman for kindly accepting the cheque on our behalf.  We’re so grateful to receive such a generous donation, which will help us to care for our patients and their families.

“It’s lovely to see everyone being so supportive of the hospice.”

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