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Saturday’s Wessex Aid concert has so far raised around £1,200 for Wessex Cancer Trust.

Performances from a whole host of artists were streamed to Facebook, with over 10,500 views already recorded. Famous faces including Level 42’s Mark King, Frank Turner, Feeder’s Grant Nicholas, Bang Bang Romeo, Arno Carstens and the Island’s very own Lauran Hibberd all appeared.

The charity is still hoping to hit their £2,000 target. To donate you can text WESSEXAID and the amount to 70085 (i.e. to donate £5, text WESSEXAID 5 to 70085) or go to www.justgiving.com/campaign/WessexAid.

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Community Engagement Manager Lorraine White said:

“We’ve had so many positive comments from everyone who tuned in on Saturday, it was such a feel-good event and many have said it moved them to tears.

“We’d like to thank everyone who donated their time and expertise to make it happen. Times have been tough for everyone and we feel Wessex Aid was a great way to lift people’s spirits. If you can watch and donate – even a little – please do. All money raised will help support local people affected by cancer and every penny makes a difference.”

The full show can be watched below.

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