Concert raises £1,750 for charity

A concert held at a village church has raised £1,750 for two charities which help cancer patients.

The Concert for Life was held earlier this month at St James Church, Gretton, and featured Rutland Big Band.

The proceeds are being split between Integrated Cancer Therapies, based in Corby, to help fund its provision of support and complementary therapies for people in Northamptonshire who have cancer, and Cransley Hospice, Kettering, which provides care for patients in the north of the county.

Claudine Combrie, manager of Integrated Cancer Therapies, said “I would like to thank the Rutland Big Band and organisers of the Concert for Life for their amazing support. It is very humbling to see so many people who feel the work we do is close to their hearts”.

Jo Craddock, matron at Cransley Hospice, added “We can only sustain the high quality level of care we provide because of charitable donations and fundraising activities. I would like to thank the Concert for life organisers for supporting us with their big band concert.”