Glastonburghley concert raises hundreds for Teenage Cancer Trust

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A town pub had its very own music festival this year, to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Chiropractor, Paul Hemmings, 38, organised the one day Glastonburghley, which took place on August 16 at the Lord Burghley pub in Stamford.

Local bands, which included The Harrington Blues, The Lounge and Indigo Child performed for free. And local businesses donated more than 50 raffle prizes between them, including days out and fish and chips.

The festival raised more than £800, for Stephen’s Story. Paul said: “The event was a great success, You could hardly move in the pub it was so crowded.”

He said he wanted to do the event in memory of Stephen, who went to the same school as him in Staffordshire. Stephen Sutton battled with cancer from the age of 15. But despite being ill he remained positive.

He set up the Facebook page ‘Stephen’s Story’ in a bid to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

His initial aim was to raise £10,000 but has since raised £5 million.

Stephen sadly died in May this year, at the age of 19.

Paul said: “We were lucky that the landlord at the Lord Burghley allowed us to hold the event there.

“I took the money we raised to Stephen’s mum personally.

“Next year we hope to make the event bigger and better.”