Musical fundraiser for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices is saved by Norwich snooker club

More than �1,500 has been pocketed for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) at a musical fundraising night held at a Norwich pool and snooker club.

The evening saw two musical groups, Midnight Groove and The Stylotones, play to fans at Clarke's Snooker Club, on Barker Street, off Heigham Street, raising the charity a total of �1,530.42.

The event had originally had to be cancelled, even though it had sold 200 tickets, after its original venue of the Royal British Legion Club, on Aylsham Road, had to close down. Clarke's Snooker Club stepped in to save the event however and offered the bands the venue, staff and security for the night free of charge when they heard the evening was in aid of EACH, which has hospices in Quidenham, Ipswich and Milton.

Bev Stewart, of Midnight Groove, who helped to organise the event, said: 'Without Clarke's support we wouldn't have been able to have the fantastic night that we did.

'We are so grateful to them and for everyone who attended to help raise such a brilliant amount for a brilliant charity.'

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Jessica Hiscocks, one of EACH's Norfolk fundraisers, added: 'We are so grateful to Midnight Groove and The Stylotones for helping to raise money for EACH and of course to Clarke's for their fantastic support.

'Thank you also to everyone who attended and helped raise a fantastic amount of money.'

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