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King's Lynn street party marks singer's final 'lockdown live' session and provides boost to charity



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Residents of a Lynn road enjoyed a socially-distanced street party at the weekend, marking the last in a singer’s ‘lockdown live’ sessions.

Kerri Rasberry has been performing live music in her street for the last nine Saturdays to provide entertainment for neighbours and others who tune in via social media, and to raise money for good causes.

On Saturday, residents of Temple Road in Reffley enjoyed a street party for Kerri’s final lockdown live session, which have also been streamed live via her own Facebook page and the Angels of King’s Lynn page – an online community to support others during the coronavirus pandemic.

Outside her home singer, Kerri Rasberry performed at the Temple Road street party on Saturday evening, raising funds for MacMillan.. (36177871)
Outside her home singer, Kerri Rasberry performed at the Temple Road street party on Saturday evening, raising funds for MacMillan.. (36177871)

Kerri, who is a semi-professional singer in her spare time, said: “The community have loved it and last Saturday night showed that.

“We had a buffet, drinks, dancing, playing in the street – it was like we had gone back in time.”

Her musical performances have raised more than £1,300 for different charities and causes.

The final event on Saturday was her most successful, in terms of fundraising, so far – having gathered at least £580 for the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Kerri’s lockdown live sessions started back in April when she wanted to find a way to help her community.

At that point, she told the Lynn News that it was when she saw that the co-ordinators of the Angels of King’s Lynn Facebook page, Jo Reynolds and Kerry Robinson, were looking for singers that she got involved.

Kerri said singing online had been “out of her comfort zone”, not having done so before.

But the support from the community was clear, when Jo, Kerry and Kerry’s mum Linda, who is currently receiving treatment at the QEH’s Macmillan unit, visited Kerri and attended the street party on Saturday.



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