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hospiceRock Show£666An evening of rock music on a Newport-based community internet radio station had the cash rolling in to the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

As part of its fifth birthday celebration, Vectis Radio asked listeners to donate £10 to have their chosen song aired on the Friday Night Rock request show presented by Gordon ‘Rockmeister’ Cooper.

Music fans who tune in from around the world, raised over £500 for the hospice and then subsequently topped up the appeal to raise £666 – a number of significance for rock fans given its dark connotations.

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Gordon said:

“We were delighted to raise such a large – and fitting – amount in support of the Hospice and the excellent work they do there”.

Rock aficionado Gordon even allowed some requests for ‘softer’ music to be played meaning the likes of Elton John and Chris de Burgh made it on to a show that is usually the preserve of acts like Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin.

He thanked all those who gave money in return for a request and added that donations were received in US dollars and Euros as well as in pounds sterling. A bench kindly donated by local company Lee Cooke Landscaping was also raffled to add to the total.

Gordon presented the money to EMH and was given a tour of the Hospice’s John Cheverton Centre.

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