Shantymen’s hospice support at Burnham Thorpe show

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Nelson’s Shantymen dazzled audiences when they hosted a night of fundraising for The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House, in a Burnham Thorpe pub.

Performing a catalogue of famous sea shanties at The Lord Nelson pub while audiences enjoyed a hog roast, the event saw a total of £1,500 presented to the charity’s representative Lindsay Atkin.

Steve Ireson, of Nelson’s Shantymen, said, “We chose the hospice as our sponsored charity this year, as we like to support charities local to us.

“In previous years we have helped more charities, but they then get smaller cheques. So this year we decided to have a sponsored charity with the aim of generating a larger sum.”

Nelson’s Shantymen presented £1,000, raised from the group performing at concerts and gigs throughout North West Norfolk. A further £500 was presented by Max Galvin, of The Lord Nelson, from the hog roast, bucket collection and the auction of a case of wine.

Lyndsay Carter, chief executive of the Norfolk Hospice said: “We are so grateful to Nelson’s Shantymen for choosing the Hospice as their charity and for the support that they received from The Lord Nelson in their fundraising efforts. This type of community fundraising is at the very heart of what we do – local people helping local people.”