16 September 2016

Brilliant Band Aid

Thanks to bands donating their time and talents, to shoppers for giving generously and to concertlocal businesses for match-funding the amount raised - St Albans Band Aid looks set to bring in thousands of pounds for local hospice care this year.  

Local man Dene Rosewarn has been running the popular event for eight years and during that time has raised an incredible £29,000 for charity.  Dene said: “The general public were so generous.  At midday there was around £300 in the collecting buckets and by the end of the evening this had shot up to £1,550.  I really enjoy organising the event and it was particularly special this year with the David Bowie tributes.  I’m already looking forward to next year’s event, which I think will be in September 2017.” 

Gillian Barnett, Director of Fundraising & Marketing at Rennie Grove, said: “Dene does an amazing job each year showcasing such brilliant local bands and musicians.  We can’t thank him enough for helping to raise crucial funds and also vital awareness of our service.  It’s great news that Ladbrokes got behind this community initiative again by doubling the donations that shoppers gave and hopefully some other local businesses will follow suit.”