Rockers band together to Thrash CancerBy Paul Robins
December 31, 2009
Eardrums took a pounding as rockers thrashed their way to £600 at an all-day charity gig.
Eleven local bands took to the stage at the Face Bar in Chatham Street on Saturday, December 12, to play in Thrash Cancer 09.
The event was organised by DJ Nick Austin to raise money for Cancer Research and Macmillan Cancer Care after his wife’s uncle died of lung cancer a few months ago.
Heavy metallers including Divine Chaos, Chapters and Grinder, went down a storm as they got the fundraising message across loud and clear. Revellers took a breather by perusing a gallery next door showing work by local alternative photographers.
There was also a hand-made jewellery sale and vintage clothing from the Sue Ryder store.
Mr Austin, 38, from Maidenhead, said: “It all went off very well. We had 11 bands in total and they went down really well.
“We are already looking to book a date for next year so we can do the same again.”
The money raised will be split between the cancer charities with the money from the vintage clothing going to Sue Ryder.