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Deepings music event will help charities which have been hit by cancelled events during the coronavirus pandemic

Performers jumped at the chance to take part in a day of virtual entertainment.

Deepingathon is a six-hour showcase of musical performances to take place over Facebook.

The pre-recorded sets will be pieced together and introduced by DJ Funk Fossil, who has streamed live sets from his home in the Deepings throughout lockdown.

Stamford singer Chloe Lorentzen
Stamford singer Chloe Lorentzen

Performers include Pennyless, Peterborough Big Band, Rachel Bea, Chloe Lorentzen and All The Kings Men.

Organiser Judy Stevens said: "Everyone is really pleased to have the opportunity to perform again after so long.

"We wanted to organise an event to help the charities which have missed out during lockdown because of events like the raft race being cancelled."


A Justgiving page will be set up for people to make donations on the day.

Proceeds will be split between the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, St Barnabas Hospice, Dementia South Lincs, Sue Ryder and the Exotic Pet Refuge.

Deepingathon takes plaace on Sunday, August 2 from midday until 6pm.Tune in via the Deepingathon page on Facebook.

The winner of the mini raft race design competition, hosted by the Deepings Raft Race committee, will be announced during the event.

The Deepings Raft Race usually raises thousands for good causes
The Deepings Raft Race usually raises thousands for good causes

Other organisers include Bob Broughton, Alison Ireland from Love Deepings, Jenny Spratt from the Rotary club, Carol Sterland from the Lions and Kate Shinkins from the Deeping St James United Charities.

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