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£700 Raised For St.Cuthbert’s Hospice

12 May, 2009 | Tubesnake News

A very big thanks to everyone who turned out to the Tubesnake gig at The Lambton Hounds, Pity Me, on Sunday 3rd May 2009 which aimed to raise further funds for St.Cuthbert’s Hospice in Merry Oaks, Durham. The whole pub was packed, not just the gig room, and there was a truly fantastic atmosphere at this gig which was dedicated to my mam who passed away in the hospice on the 9th April. Donations raised at the gig, and the bands’ contribution, were added to money collected from the tombola at The Lambton Hounds recent Fun Day, the hospice collection boxes which had been on the bar and a number of personal contributions. The final amount of £700 has been handed over and a certificate of thanks from the hospice has been framed and is now displayed in The Lambton Hounds pub. Thankyou! … Lenny

Band’s rocking Sunday hospice fund-raiser
THE NORTHERN ECHO Thursday 30th April 2009

A POPULAR local rock band is staging a fund-raising gig as a thank-you to the hospice that cared for the singer’s mother.
Durham four-piece Tubesnake, who have built a big following over 17 years with their repertoire of covers of songs by legends such as The Doors, David Bowie, Cream and The Rolling Stones, will be performing on Sunday May 3rd at their local pub, The Lambton Hounds in Pity Me, Durham. The gig will be in memory of Freda McGurk, 65, the mother of vocalist Leonard Mustarde, who died of cancer in the city’s St.Cuthbert’s Hospice.

Mr Mustarde’s brother, Michael, who is organising the event, said the hospice had looked after their mother really well.
“They do a great job and we thought we’d do something as a thank-you. We have raised about £200 at the moment, the guys will be donating their fee, and we’ll be collecting in the bar. It will help us to give something back to them for the care they gave our mother.’’ The gig starts at 5pm and tickets, which cost £2, will be available on the door.