Top night of live music is a big charity hit

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A NIGHT of live music raised £1,200 for a charity which provides accommodation for families whose children are being treated in hospital.

The show at Cafe con Leche in Corby raised money for Ronald McDonald House Charities and was the brainchild of McDonald’s restaurant manager, Rob Kidd.

The lead singer in A Quiet Riot, Mr Kidd approached the venue and other bands to set up the event.

He said: “I am very happy with how the night went. It was an amazing turnout and the place was bouncing from back to front. I’m extremely proud of beating our target and raising £1,200 for such a great cause.”

Cafe con Leche owner Duncan McLellan said: “I thought it was a well organised event, planned and run properly. We were honoured to be part of it and look forward to playing a part in the future. I would like to give the bands who gave up their time and talent a big pat on the back. They created a great night of music for our customers.”

Each year the 10 McDonald’s restaurants owned by local businessman Glyn Pashley raise money for the McDonald’s charity of choice.

Mr Pashley said: “I am committed to giving something back to the community and raising money for the charity is one way to achieve this.”