Motorbikes and music in Saltfleet help the hospice

More than �1,000 raised for St Andrew's Children's Hospice at The New Inn charity bike and music night EMN-150924-115616001
More than �1,000 raised for St Andrew's Children's Hospice at The New Inn charity bike and music night EMN-150924-115616001

A bike night with live music at Saltfleet’s New Inn raised £1,127 for St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice.

“It started out as a music night, a bit of a jam session for Black Hatz, who have only been going for a few months, but then it just snowballed,” said Wig Rowson, who organised the event with Dan Spokes and Vanessa Sutcliffe.

“If we had raised £500, we would have been happy, but this total is amazing.”

The event saw bike and music enthusiasts flock in from far and wide – prompting organisers to start the event earlier than planned.

“It turned into one hell of a night,” said Dan Spokes, member of the Black Hatz band.

“On the night, there was a good mix of caravan owners and motorcyclists who all put their hands in their pockets.”

One of the big attractions was the auction for a piston-shaped wooden stool, created and donated by Extreme Chainsaw, which raised more than £200.

“What a great night and a fantastic amount raised,” said hospice representative ZaZa Warren.

“We thank everyone who supported the event. It’s people like this that keep us going.”