Bridport musicians raise over £800

Over 100 local musicians provided non-stop entertainment with a music-a-thon and raised £834 in support of CLIC Sargent and the Richard Ely Trust for Young Musicians.

Bridport musicians raise over £800

The event showcased musical acts from school children to the best up and coming choirs, to some of the most experienced musicians performing for the crowds.

Music also included Living Tree’s Rising Voices, a singing group set up to help individuals recover after treatment for cancer or to help those affected by the experience of cancer in the family.

The Rock Island Skiffle Group, and local guitar player Harry Britton were also highlights of the day.

Jo O’Farrell, one of the organisers of the event, said: “Everyone can make music, it’s uplifting, confidence-building and great fun. 

"The music-a-thon was a great way to showcase people’s skills, feel great, and raise money for a really important cause at the same time.”

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Joy Morley said: “We want to say a big thank you to Jo O’Farrell, Pat Crawford, Mary Bunney and their team of helpers for choosing to hold such a creative day.

“Lack of funds means CLIC Sargent can only help two out of three children and young people with cancer – that’s why your support makes such a difference.”

Get involved

The event was similar to that of CLIC Sargent’s Practice-a-thon, aimed at encouraging school children to practice their musical talents while raising money for children and young people with cancer.

Schools and youth clubs and groups across the UK are encouraged to hold their own sponsored music, dance or singing event and participants also have the option of keeping 25% of the funds raised.

Over the last seven years, 300,000 people have taken part in Practice-a-thon for CLIC Sargent, raising over £900,000.

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own event or sign up to Practice-a-thon, please contact CLIC Sarent Fundraising Manager Joy Morley on or call 01392 314 674.