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Charity fun day is no honeymoon for Paul
2nd September 2014: Music, it is said, is the food of love, which is just as well for Morecambe vocalist Paul Wright, who honored a commitment to play a charity gig on what should have been the first day of his honeymoon.
Not only did Paul turn out the day after marrying sweetheart Kirsty to front his band Trilogy at Westgate pub The William Mitchell’s family fun day, which raised £1,558.16 for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, he also presented the other musical acts appearing.
For taking to the makeshift stage – the flatbed of a truck loaned for free to hosts Steve and Tricia Ulyatt by O’Reilly’s Transport – was a line-up that included Extravaganza, One Non Blonde and Jay Blackburn.
To add to the festival atmosphere, Steve, Tricia and daughter Maria (23) also organised bouncy castles, face painting, a barbecue, raffle, tombola and various stalls, including one selling cupcakes.
The Ulyatt’s took on The William Mitchell just over two years ago. They began fundraising for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, which works to bring world class cancer care locally to patients from throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria, almost immediately after a member of their bar staff, Siobhan Cross, mentioned the charity had supported a relative. After support from customers it was soon clear to see that Rosemere had played an important role in each and everyone’s lives and meant a great deal to the community.
The musical fun day was the second event of its kind organised by the Ulyatt family, who have also held raffles and undertaken various sponsored events to raise money for Rosemere.
Manager Tricia said: “We’d like to thank all the businesses that donated their time and some amazing prizes to the raffle, all the acts that kindly played for us, all the staff for working so hard on the day and most of all for all the customers that made this possible!”
Rosemere Cancer Foundation spends the donations it receives on vital research, equipment and training in hospitals throughout the two counties, which the NHS is unable to fund. It also runs patient welfare projects, including providing free access to complementary therapies for those going through treatment and works to make the surroundings in which treatment is given more patient friendly. For further information, visit www.rosemere.org.uk
The William Mitchell is part of the Mitchells Hotels and Inns group, which has chosen to support the Rosemere Cancer Foundation as one of its two charities of the year 2014 and 2015.
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