Chiswick Plays Host To Gig For Haiti

Hundreds attend 'true community event' to raise over £2,000 for earthquake appeal

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On Saturday 27th February Chiswick played host to A Gig For Haiti.

This true community event included performances of songs from West End musicals from former Grove Park Primary School children; African Drumming from Strand on the Green Junior School; a superb Supercalifrag...etc from Leo Copland; Strand on the Green’s Rock Band – the Travis Rockers; the Jazz Quartet from the Chiswick Saturday Music Centre; an acoustic set from Daisy Keogh and Kate Pinney; Mad about Gospel; Ned Keogh and Sam Gash with their Devil Sticks; the Junior and Senior Rock Groups from the Chiswick Saturday Music Centre; “The Taits etc”; The Essentials Band, and last, but by no means least, local band Stranded!

With an ample supply of home cooked hot food, supplied by generous local families, a raffle, run by Vicky of Chiswick Salon fame; John Tudor’s hand crafted wooden toys to buy, and a very well stocked bar, it was an evening to remember for all the family.

“We lost count of the numbers who came after 300, with the audience ranging in age from 4 to 87, and no-one wanting to go home,” one of the organisers, Carol Tait.

Along with Jo Lovatt, Carol said that they would like to thank everyone who performed, cooked, served, manned the door, washed up, provided and managed all the sound and light equipment free of charge, and particularly Grove Park School for providing such a perfect venue.

They would also like to thank you everyone for coming. The event raised over £2,000 profit which will go directly to the D.E.C. Haiti Earthquake Appeal. If you would like to help raise this total please go to the JustGiving site set up for the event:

March 4, 2010