Son beats the drum in memory of dad

MUSICIANS of all ages took part in a 24-hour charity drum in memory of James Vinten, who died aged 43.The keen sailor and drummer in rock band '56 Cadillac lost his life a year ago aboard his beloved boat Sea Wind II on June 23.

MUSICIANS of all ages took part in a 24-hour charity drum in memory of James Vinten, who died aged 43.

The keen sailor and drummer in rock band '56 Cadillac lost his life a year ago aboard his beloved boat Sea Wind II on June 23.

In a poignant tribute his 12-year-old son, Charlie, opened the Drum-In by playing his father's drum kit.

The round the clock event was held at the Debenham Community Centre to help raise funds for the RNLI and Heartbeat.


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Julie Stokes, one of the organisers and band member of '56 Cadillac, said: "James was a dedicated family man, always smiling and full of life.

"He loved sailing, playing his drums and most of all he loved to party."

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A number of drum kits were set up at the centre and people were also invited to bring along percussion instruments to play.

All those who took part were given a certificate of achievement.

The sponsored drum-in was one of two events to remember and celebrate Mr Vinten's life.

The second is a one-day family music event to be held at Needham Lake on Monday, August 25.

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