Cancelled gig raises £1,200

Despite being called off, a benefit gig still managed to raise £1,200 for Macmillan nurses in Scarborough.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the annual charity show by Nearly Famous at the Roscoe Rooms had to be cancelled at short notice.

However, donations had already been made and were passed on to the band’s chosen charity in memory of a dear friend, Julia Chapman, who passed away this year.

Band members Jonty Hartley and Pete Liley visited the Macmillan unit at the hospital to present a big cheque to unit head Vicky Dixon. Their colleagues Bob Woodyatt, Graham Trousdale, Pete Jackson and Paul Murray were unable to make it.