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Charity Rock Night Success

Just over £2000 was raised at an evening of live entertainment at a charity gig on Friday March 24th at Grappenhall Ex Servicemen’s Club.

Classic rock covers band Black Thursday rocked the night away, performing songs from the 50’s to the present day filling the dance floor in a packed room at Grappenhall Ex Servicemen’s Club.

The total amount raised on the night was £2030, from ticket sales and a raffle. A live auction on the night proved very popular, with tickets for Jess Glynne, The Kaiser Chiefs, the Liverpool Hope & Glory Festival, plus afternoon tea for two, a Spa Day, and Aerial Extreme up for grabs.

“Tickets for the event sold out well in advance,” said Anne Daybell, Director of Essential Guide Magazine Ltd. “We could have sold at least half as many again. I’m thrilled and relieved it was such a success. It’s the first event of this kind we’ve organised, but it certainly won’t be the last!”

The total amount raised on the night – £2030 – will be donated to local Warrington charity Walton Lea Partnership, the nominated charity for the Essential Guide Magazine for 2017.

“The Essential Guide Magazines are truly local magazines that support local businesses and the community,” commented Anne. “Walton Lea Partnership is our chosen charity for 2017, and with the room hire free of charge and the band giving their time for free, every single penny raised will go straight to the charity.”

Walton Lea Partnership provides learning, skills development and supported employment to adults with learning disabilities and difficulties within a beautiful walled garden in Walton. Donations are an essential component of the Walton Lea Partnership’s success enabling individuals with learning disabilities and difficulties to reach their full potential.

Julie Groom, assistant manager at Walton Lea Partnership commented: “Many thanks to the Essential Guide and Black Thursday for putting on this event for us; it was a great night. The money raised on the night at this fantastic event will help assist the Walton Lea Partnership to continue their invaluable and much enjoyed good work within the community. Our walled garden is undergoing a revamp this year with monthly plant sales and an open day 21st June with a special Dig for Victory theme. Everyone will be welcome.”

For more information about Warrington Lea Partnership visit

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