Charity concert nets cash for hospice

NEARLY �2,000 was raised at a charity 10-hour concert in memory of musician Mick Gillett, who died this summer, aged 51.

Twenty acts turned out to play on two stages at MickFest in Ely Maltings, with the proceeds going to St Nicholas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds.

The event was organised by Mick’s brother, Lee Gillett, and Mick’s nephew James played guitar with the headline act, Mallory Knox.

Local bands taking part also included Mick’s group CashBack, Nutmeg, the Soulcanoes, AlicebanD, Chuck Cash; and two bands who reformed especially for the occasion, The Traceys and Crossland.

Lee said: “It was an absolutely great day and evening. I think Mick would have absolutely loved the event as he was a champion of both local bands and live music.

“I would like to thank everyone who played, attended and helped to make it such a success. It was a fitting tribute to Mick and raised a good sum for St Nicholas Hospice.

“I have been asked by many people if it will become an annual event. Watch this space!”