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Suffolk dad to sing in memory of son

PUBLISHED: 12:30 20 September 2001 | UPDATED: 10:33 03 March 2010

SUFFOLK singer Bud Batchelor is taking part in a charity concert on Saturday in tribute to his son Cory.

The five-piece Gordon Bennett Band will play music from the 1950's to the present day in aid of two causes - Heathside Special School and the Children's Hospice.

SUFFOLK singer Bud Batchelor is taking part in a charity concert on Saturday in tribute to his son Cory.

The five-piece Gordon Bennett Band will play music from the 1950's to the present day in aid of two causes – Heathside Special School and the Children's Hospice.

Last year's concert raised £700 and the band is hoping the show at Dumbarton Scout Hall, Dumbarton Road, Ipswich, will be just as successful.

Cory, who had suffered from cerebral palsy since birth, was just three years old when he died at Ipswich Hospital last year.

Thirty-four-year-old Bud is the lead singer in the band and also has two other sons … Lewis aged three, and Aflie, 15 months.

His wife Dawn, 37, of Rendlesham, said: "The concert is a thank you from us to Heathside and the Hospice for their continued support."

She added Cory attended Heathside Nursery – which is in need of more nursery equipment – and the Children's Hospice relies on donations.

They are hoping for up to 200 people on the night, held in conjunction with the 5th Ipswich Scout Group, who kindly allowed the band the free use of the hall on the night.

The concert starts 7.30 pm. Tickets are £4 before the day, telephone 423311, or £5 at the door on the night.

nThe 5th Ipswich Scout Group is also holding a fun day on Saturday starting at 9 am in aid of the scout group. The fun day includes a car boot sale, barbecue, stalls and side shows.

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