Hollie does it again

PUBLISHED: 14:41 15 October 2012

Hollie Haines

Hollie Haines

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RADWINTER teenager Hollie Haines has rolled up her sleeves up once again to organise a fund raising concert.

Last year her first concert raised just under £3,000.

The format will be much the same as last year, with a variety of local musicians playing - including acoustic guitars, vocals, saxophones, keyboards... and lots of cake.

Actor Steve McGann, currently appearing in the popular Call the Midwife TV series, will again be hosting the evening.

He said: “With all the bad press teenagers get these days we should applaud those who want to do something positive. It’s a big thing for a 16-year-old to organise something like this and I am happy to give my support.”

The concert will be held on October 27, at 7.30pm, in Radwinter Village Hall.

Hollie, who is 16 and goes St Mary’s School in Cambridge, will also be performing some of her own songs.

“I couldn’t do this without the help of all my friends, family and businesses who are giving me support, in particular Mullucks who have covered the costs of hiring the hall and Adnam’s brewery who are supplying the beer. In addition there is a raffle with some great prizes donated by some generous people,” she said.

This year the proceeds will be shared between Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Alzheimer’s UK.

“Between December 2010 and December 2011 I lost an aunt, a grandmother and a grandfather,” added Hollie.

“The first two died of breast cancer and then Fred, my grand-dad, died of vascular dementia. Putting on the concert is my way of honouring them and raising money to help research both illnesses.”

If anyone would like tickets for the event you can email Hollie at hollie.haines@gmail.com or ring 01799 599764. Due to the small size of Radwinter Village Hall it is advisable to pre-book.

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