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College gig for British Heart Foundation

King Edward VI College held their annual Charity Gig in aid of The British Heart Foundation last month.

Held at The Queens Hall in Nuneaton for the second year running, the show was opened by former students Joe Ellis and Ian Strachan who returned from University to take part.

These were followed by Oval Iris, Lucy Fitzsimmons and Kim Goodwin, Speaking in Shadows members Adam Smith and Lewis Sketchley, Follow Suit, Revolutionary Summer and The Company who performed covers as well as original music.

Second year student Rory Vickers, drummer for The Company said “I was at the KEGS charity gig in 2013 and had a great time just watching, but playing this year was even better, a lot of good energy that really enhanced the night.”

Adam Rogers is studying Music, Photography and IT at the college and is in his second year.  Helping to organise the event and a member of the band Follow Suit, Adam said “As a performer, the charity gig is something that I really enjoyed doing because I got to raise money for a great cause by simply performing; the atmosphere was electric and the bands put on great shows. As an organiser, I took on the responsibility of raising money for a very deserving cause. I chose the charity because I saw all of the great work that they did when I volunteered over the summer.  The Charity Gig was a hit and I can’t wait to come back and see the next one. “

Compere for the evening Jordan Mistry joined with Tom Seddon, a student from Pailton in Rugby,  to perform collaborations with several of the other acts and the night was rounded off by all the acts joining on stage to perform Twist and Shout.

Over £250.00 was raised for a very good cause and many of the acts hope to take part again next year.

Karen Green, Personal Tutor said “This is the second year I have had the pleasure of helping to organise the King Edward VI Charity Gig and the enthusiasm of the staff and students involved is amazing.  The British Heart Foundation was chosen by Adam Rogers and Jamie Stokes, who helped organise this year’s event, as both have a personal connection with the charity.  The work that has been put into the organisation of the event by all the Student Ambassadors in promoting and selling tickets meant it was another success and we look forward to raising money for another worthy cause next year.”

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