CONCERT: Funds raised for charities

A Queen Tribute Night was held recently at a packed White House Unique Social Club in Ashington to raise funds for Brainbox and Headway Central Northumberland, two local brain injury charities.

A great night was had by all and due to the combined efforts of everyone involved we are thrilled to have raised £790.

Local rock band Thunder Falcon, led by Ashington born Johnny Cordon, were in fine form, delivering rousing renditions of all our favourite Queen numbers, including Bohemian Rhapsody.

The band were fortunate to be joined by local drumming legend, Ashington Town Council’s own Stephen Humphrey, who featured on Radio Gaga, The Show Must Go On, I Want To Break Free and ‘39.

Brainbox and Headway supporter and Stewarts Law solicitor, Ben Townsend, also featured on lead guitar on the classic rock number Tie Your Mother Down as the finale to the event.

I would like to thank everyone who supported us to make the evening possible and such a success, including staff from the White House and the YMCA.

Brainbox supports children and young people with acquired brain injuries and their families whilst Headway is the adult brain injury association.

Headway drop-in sessions are held on the last Thursday of every month at The Hirst Welfare in Ashington, from 11am to 1pm.

For more information on both charities please contact Julie on 07903 046290.

Thanks especially to all the members of the public who attended the event – your support is very much appreciated.

Julie Cordon

Chief Executive Officer