Rock night raises much needed funds for NI Hospice

Terry Sloan hands over the proceeds of the fundraiser to a representative of the shop in Coleraine. INCR34-133s
Terry Sloan hands over the proceeds of the fundraiser to a representative of the shop in Coleraine. INCR34-133s
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A fundraising gig held at the Anchor Bar Complex in support of the Northern Ireland Hospice has raised over £1,200 for the local charity.

The event was organised by local band Happy Shrapnel.

The band called on old favours from musical friends for what proved to be a great night of craic and music.

Taking part in the evening along with the local lads were musicians Busker Dave McMeekan, Nigel Elliott, Richard Brown and Frankie Calwell.

Up and coming Belfast band Urban Avenue wowed the crowd with their set and Cool FM’s very own Ricky K also showed off his skills behind the decks.

This event is now in its fourth year.

In that time the local band have raised over £40,000 for various charities.

This year the event featured as part of the Red Sails Festival- and the band is proud and happy to continue their association with their fund raising efforts.

Happy Shrapnel would like to give very special thanks to Trevor, Leslie and Nigel at the Trevor Keys Music Shop Coleraine.

Thanks also to Danny Coyles, Mark E and all the staff at The Anchor Bar Complex.

John Philips at the Northern Ireland Hospice, and the Portstewart Red Sails Committee.

The band would also like to thank Wetherspoons Coleraine, ASDA, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, The Riverside Theatre, Allen Park Golf Club, Crusoe’s Coffee Shop, KIA Motors Coleraine, The Tides, Clear Pharmacy, Castlerock Road Spar, Miss Sharon Lowry and Mr Lynn Stewart and The Usual Dribs and Drabs Quiz Team.

Happy Shrapnel are a local band that supports a number of charities.

If you are interested in their help with fundraising events, you can get in touch with them via their page on facebook.com/happyshrapnel, or by contacting Russ on 07709 092746.

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