Dronfield music maestros raise £750 for Bluebell Wood

Popular Sheffield band Past Masters have rolled back the clock to the days of The Hollies, The Shadows and The Beatles in a Showtime Spectacular at Dronfield Civic Hall that has raised over £750 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Organised by friends Malcolm Gregory and Derri Jones, the Past Masters Show played to a sold-out audience of over 200 in support of South Yorkshire’s only children’s hospice.

Malcolm Gregory said: “We loved every minute of organising this event, knowing the proceeds were going to Bluebell Wood, which does so much for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions.

“The set list swept the decades, but also included recent material and some great touches from saxophonist Mike Batty with Stranger on the Shore and a solo take on Hoot’s Mon. When the guitar and drum section had concluded a medley of hits, two audience members were heard saying it sounded exactly like The Shadows on stage.”

Russell Hall, Community Fundraiser, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, said: “We are extremely grateful to Malcolm and Derri for all their hard work on this fantastic event. We support around 250 children and their families, both at Bluebell Wood and in family homes and our motto is ‘living with love and laughter’. We’re extremely lucky to have the support of people like Malcolm and Derri to help us do just that.

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