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.