Music Festival raises more than £1,000

Last weekend’s  live music festival event in Pelsall has raised more than £1,000 for two charities.

About 1,500 people attended Pelsall Music Live on the Common, which was organised by Walsall Council’s park rangers and saw local bands and artists perform on two stages.

The charity event was in aid of St Giles Hospice and The Teenage Cancer Trust – both causes that were supported by Walsall Council’s Gareth Perrins Seedhouse who died last month after a long battle with a rare form of cancer..

Councillor GarryPerry said: “When we enjoy our green spaces please let’s remember Gareth who worked so hard to get funding and improvements for them.

“He will be very much missed by council colleagues and the wider community and even when he was really poorly he was still trying to raise money forThe Teenage Cancer Trust and St Giles Hospice. We can carry on doing so in his memory.”

John Millard, senior park ranger, said there had been calls to make Pelsall Music Live an annual event.

“We’re really pleased at the turnout and everyone had a great time so watch this space!”

A total of £1,008.30 will be split between the two charities.

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