Fundraising tribute to musician Bob Banks

Friends and family of Bob Banks at Smith's of Bourne. A charity gig organised in memory of Bob raised �1,570 for Amnesty International

Friends and family of Bob Banks at Smith's of Bourne. A charity gig organised in memory of Bob raised �1,570 for Amnesty International

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A crowd of more than 300 paid tribute to a much loved musician by hosting a charity gig to raise funds in his memory.

Friends and family helped raise more than £1,570 at the gig which was held at Bourne Corn Exchange as a tribute to Bob Banks.

Mr Banks died at the age of 52 in November 2011. He was a father to two daughters and a son, and wife to Patsy.

Mr Banks worked at labelling company Chesapeake in Bourne but his main love in life was music.

Mr Banks had performed as a singer with a number of bands for more than 36 years, including The Tudors, Legend, Tut and The Influence.

The money raised was donated to Amnesty International, Mr Banks’ favourite charity and one which he had previously played gigs in aid of.

Best friend Joe Lee said: “He was such a popular person and such a great mate. We miss him every day.

“The gig was such a good night and it was great to have raised so much.”