Cannock Rocks for Midlands Air Ambulance
A week-long rock festival held in May at the Stumble Inn, Bridgetown, Cannock, has raised over £5000 for the Midlands Air Ambulance.
Festival organiser Jerry Charles and his team presented Peter Barns of Midlands Air Ambulance with a cheque for £5,106 raised during the seven-day rock and blues festival, which featured over 60 artists and numerous event crew and technical support all of whom donated their time for free.
Now in its ninth year, the Stumble Inn Rock Festival has raised over £25,000 for Midlands Air Ambulance since it started and this year’s grand total is a record amount.
“I can’t thank everyone enough for all their generous hard work, but special mention must go to our sound engineer Jack Dodd who worked seven days and nights round the clock to keep us rocking,” says Jerry.
“This was the best Rock Week yet raising a record amount of money but it simply would not be able to happen without so many fantastic people helping us.”
Headline festival acts were recorded live by Bomb Studios and a CD is planned just as soon as Jerry can get sponsorship for the CD copying and packaging.
“We want all the money raised to go to Midlands Air Ambulance if possible, so I am hoping someone will offer to sponsor the costs of reproducing the CD as well.” says Jerry.
“Bomb Studios have done a brilliant job mixing it and with a bit of luck the Rock Week CD will be out soon. I know there are a lot of people out there wanting to buy a copy, which will raise even more money for the charity.”
If any one wishes to sponsor the 2010 Stumble Inn Rock Week live CD, they should contact Jerry Charles on07713 179213 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile we say the Cannock Rock Week crew deserve a big encore - Well done to all!