Music and comedy night raises funds for Macmillan

Macmillan at Rastrick bowling club'Jane Hills from Macmillan with Brighouse Band Too Late
Macmillan at Rastrick bowling club'Jane Hills from Macmillan with Brighouse Band Too Late

A NIGHT of music and comedy was held at Rastrick Bowling Club to celebrate 100 years of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Taking part were Brighouse comedian Guy Walker and music was supplied by 1960s covers band Too Late, Leo Brazil and His Twitch and three-piece Rastrick band Sons of Mischief, formerly Far From the Dance.

Other highlights of the evening included an auction and raffle with prizes given by businesses in Brighouse and Rastrick.

The event was organised for the second year running by Jane Hills, who works for the Macmillan support line, and her son John.

She said: “I don’t think it was quite so busy as last year but so far we have raised more than £340 and the money is still coming in.

“We are hoping to reach last year’s total of around £1,000 and have £800 pledged in promised auction money.

“Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and have a good time and we are very grateful for the support of Brighouse businesses.

“Any prizes left over will go towards the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning next month and people can carry on making donations through the Just Giving website.”

Sons of Mischief start recording a new EP at Blueprint Studios in Manchester next month before going on a UK tour.

The band’s members are Alec Townsend on vocals, Jake Miller on bass and drummer Thom Thornton who met at Rastrick High School. Jake said: “We raised a fantastic amount last year and hope to equal it this year.”