Cancer gig raises £1,000

A CHARITY gig for cancer victim Matt Elmy raised more than £1,000, it was revealed today.Lovejunk, No Routine and The Rists teamed up for a special performance in memory of the 31-year-old, from Coopers Close, Witnesham.

A CHARITY gig for cancer victim Matt Elmy raised more than £1,000, it was revealed today.

Lovejunk, No Routine and The Rists teamed up for a special performance in memory of the 31-year-old, from Coopers Close, Witnesham.

The money will go to the Orchid Cancer Appeal, which Matt's family has been raising money for since his death, in February.

Matt died just before his 32nd birthday, from testicular cancer. Doctors did not diagnose him for a month despite his constant visits and Matt's insistence that something was wrong.

His family and friends are now trying to raise awareness of the condition and make sure the same thing does not happen to someone else.

Today, his brother Mark spoke of his delight at the final figure raised.

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He said: “It was brilliant - a classic night.

“If Matt had have been there he would've been chuffed to bits by the sets that were played.

“I can't say enough about how good these guys are and how happy we are with what they've done. We all thoroughly enjoyed the evening.”

As well as Mark, Matt's parents, Jan and Peter, and his widow, Sophie, were in attendance at the event, held at a packed Steamboat Tavern, in New Cut West, Ipswich last Friday.

The money was raised through a combination of the £3 admission fee and donations on the night.

Mickey Trenter, of Lovejunk, said the £1,035.57 total was beyond all expectations.

He said: “We were really chuffed to get to the thousand pound mark.

“It was more than we ever expected.

“The whole thing was brilliant and there were loads of people in there. It was really nice to see Matt and Sophie's family. It was a special gig.”

Mr Elmy added: “Our thanks go to all of the guys, certainly to Mickey for organising it, and to Lovejunk and all the guys in the The Rists and No Routine.

“For them to get up there and do what they did - and for free - was brilliant. It was such a good night and meant a lot to us.”

WEBLINKS

www.orchidcancer.org.uk

www.lovejunk.co.uk

www.noroutine.tk

www.rists.co.uk

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