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Spring Fest at The HopBarn

To open the spring season, The HopBarn was delighted to host a charity evening with all proceeds going to Beaumond House Community Hospice in Newark Notts. The charity is committed to providing supportive palliative care to patients with life limiting or terminal illnesses and their families living in Newark & district, since 1987.

The evening welcomed back The Hopyards, performing a number of their original set, as well as adding some new additions thanks mostly to singer Jo Preston who joined the group last year. Jo's contribution to the final set 'I got the music in me' ensured that the event ended on a high.

It was with further delight that Ollie Williams on Sax also accompanied The Hopyards for two instrumental pieces, Chitlins Con Carne & C Jam Blues; and 4 Doors Down, a young jazz group from Kings School Grantham also contributed to the evenings music by performing a number of jazz instrumentalists. The HopBarn is grateful to have such musical support.

Over 70 audience members attended the event and over £350 was raised for Beaumond House Community Hospice. The HopBarn would like to thank the audience members for their generous contribution in rasing this amount.

Further thank you's need to be offered to Steve and The Cross Keys Pub for providing the bar, along with Denny Goodwin and Roy for playing during the interval. The HopBarn would also like to thank Greg Wheeler - Sound and Lighting Technician, John Harrison and Vince Ion for ensuring the car parking was smooth and stress free, and finally Jean Reed for photo-documenting the evening. Thanks one and all.

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