Monday, June 30, 2014

Billy Ocean: Good work for charity

Something now from the 'pop stars doing lovely things' file.

Abby Garner and Linda Arnould put together a Macmillan coffee morning in East Surrey. They had a target of a few hundred pounds, and asked a local holiday park - Bunn Leisure in Selsey - if they could find them some space for the event.

The leisure centre said yes, and that's where it took on a life of its own. The centre staff also got involved, and because the venue was also playing host to Billy Ocean he also pitched in.

Working together, Abby, Linda, the staff at Bunn and Billy Ocean took a target of a few hundred quid and overshot it by... well, a lot. Local businesses chipped in too, and eventually £10,000 was raised. Brilliant work by everyone.