Fundraisers 'blown away' by charity gig

Organisers of Watton's March Madness charity gig have been “blown away” by the £3150.39 result for Great Ormond Street Hospital.The fundraiser was held at the Queen's Hall on Easter Sunday and featured eight bands from across Norfolk who played to a sell out crowd.

Organisers of Watton's March Madness charity gig have been “blown away” by the £3150.39 result for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The fundraiser was held at the Queen's Hall on Easter Sunday and featured eight bands from across Norfolk who played to a sell out crowd.

Organisers Karen Cross and Tina Kidell had both experienced excellent treatment from the London Hospital in the past and decided that they would like to show their appreciation by raising money to say thank you.

“The final total raised was staggering which has blown me away, it is so much more than I had hoped for,” said Karen, whose son Lewis was treated at Great Ormond Street in 2005.

”We also had a result on March 31 when we went up to the Norfolk and Norwich for Lewis' regular check up and it was decided that they are so pleased with him that they don't need to see him again...so all in all the perfect result,” she added.

March Music Madness has its own website now and can be found www.marchmusicmadness.fotopic.net. Karen is asking for feedback from anyone who attended as it will help with the planning of the 2009 event which the women are already thinking about.

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Organisers have issued a big thank you to all the local businesses that donated raffle prizes and sold tickets for the event.