Feelgood concert raises funds for Cransley Hospice

Paul Leaker (far right) when he was a member of Lucky 7even, pictured with Mick Macleod, Mike Maynard and Tony Paul.
Paul Leaker (far right) when he was a member of Lucky 7even, pictured with Mick Macleod, Mike Maynard and Tony Paul.
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Three Dr Feelgood tribute bands joined forces to help raise money for a hospice which cared for a fellow band member before his death.

The Feelgood Factor, Lucky 7even and The Practice took to the stage at The Raven Hall in Corby on Friday, April 26, in aid of Cransley Hospice.

The event was a memorial concert for Paul Leaker, who was 56 when he died on January 24 at the hospice.

He was a member of The Feelgood Factor, playing bass guitar.

Band member Mick Macleod said: “Paul died in January this year from cancer and spent his last days in Cransley Hospice.

“We were devastated by his loss and were keen to commemorate his musical past.

“So we offered our services when Dee, Paul’s wife, pledged to raise money for the hospice in his memory.”

The ticket price of £10 included entry into a prize draw on the night.

Prizes included a weekend break on the English Riviera, a guitar signed by all the musicians and a package of memorabilia donated and signed by Dr Feelgood.

Supporting the Dr Feelgood tribute bands on the night were The 69s, with Paul’s son Dean Leaker playing bass guitar.

Another event supporting the hospice is due to take place later this year when the seventh annual Charity Golf Day, supported by Northamptonshire Newspapers, is held at Kettering Golf Club in Headlands.

The event, which is being sponsored by the Barclaycard Sports and Social Club, is on Friday, June 28, with a shotgun start from 1pm.

The cost to enter a team in the day is £230 plus VAT and includes a round of golf, breakfast, on-course refreshments and a two-course, sit-down meal.

Firms are also being asked to sponsor holes for £175 plus VAT.

There will be prizes for the best player and team on the day.

For more information about the golf day, contact the Telegraph’s events and exhibitions team on 01536 356900, or email et.exhibitions@jpress.co.uk.