£10,000 raised at North Walsham Live Aid a “massive boost” to school

Barry Holden and his wife Chris presenting a �10,000 cheque to the Clare School's deputy head Rebec

Barry Holden and his wife Chris presenting a �10,000 cheque to the Clare School's deputy head Rebecca Wicks and business manager Helen Stanger. Picture: North Walsham Live Aid - Credit: Archant

A school has praised the 'massive boost' the £10,000 raised at North Walsham Live Aid will give to staff and pupils.

Event organiser Barry Holden and his wife Chris presented a cheque for the amount to the Clare special school in Norwich.

Mr Holden said: 'Deputy head Rebecca Wicks said the money was a massive boost to the school. It will be used to supply a sensory, interactive floor and other equipment in the refurbished sensory room.'

As reported, a Pink Floyd guitar signed by Roger Waters and Nick Mason fetched £2,000 at an auction held as part of the event, which also saw two nights of live music at North Walsham community centre on April 21/22.

The event was visited by Live Aid patron, former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett.


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Mr Holden has raised about £100,000 from the event over the last 30 years. Next year's Live Aid is on Saturday, April 21.

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