Day of music to help the homeless raises thousands for charities

PUBLISHED: 14:25 10 July 2018

The homeless behind the crowds at Windsor during the Royal wedding Picture: Archant

The homeless behind the crowds at Windsor during the Royal wedding Picture: Archant


Musicians who put together a day of music for the homeless have raised thousands for two King’s Lynn charities.

Bob Bones and his wife Julie, who perform as Baroness and the Bear, said they were disappointed by the suggestion that homeless people should be cleared from the streets of Windsor during the Royal wedding in May.

So the pair drew thirty musicians together, along with close friends Yve Mary Barwood and Thomas Ryan, for a day of music during the wedding day.

More than 200 people attended the event at Bradenham Village Hall in Thetford, which raised £1,500 for homeless charity the Purfleet Trust and West Norfolk Deaf Association.

“It is so heartening when people like Bob and his wife do their bit and raise money for us,” said Paula Hall, Purfleet Trust chief executive. “This kind of support makes us feel that the work we are doing is appreciated and worthwhile.”

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