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‘A Floydian Trip’ for Cancer Care

The Broughton Gifford Pink Floyd Tribute Act, ‘A Floydian Trip’ have presented a cheque for £1150.00 to The Forever Friends Appeal. The band chose to support the Appeal’s RUH Cancer Care Campaign – raising £8.5million towards the build of an exceptional new Cancer Centre at the Royal United hospital in Bath. The generous donations was made through ticket sales following a performance by the band at the Broughton Gifford Village Hall on Saturday 15th March 2014.

Band member Steve Meggs comments: “The group have been blown away by the level of support shown for the Appeal- nearly 200 people packed into the hall to watch the performance!”

When A Floydian Trip began, apart from the love of playing the music of Pink Floyd, the sole intention was, and still is, to raise as much money for charity as possible. Many people have been affected by cancer in Broughton Gifford village over recent years, so there was no better choice for the band’s first gig than the local RUH Cancer Care Campaign.

Steve continues: “The complex show we perform has been nearly two years in rehearsal and we are now looking forward to showcasing it again very soon. We must also thank the two other great acts who performed on the night ‘The Cat, The Fox and The Crow’ and singer songwriter ‘Sue Harding.’ In addition we must also thank John Lomas for his technical support and all those who contributed money even though they could not attend. Broughton Gifford Village Hall is a fantastic venue for live music and we will be performing there again later in the year with some new material”.

The Appeal is currently fundraising for a brand new Cancer Centre at the RUH to replace the current out-dated facilities which are over seventy years old, with a brand new state-of-the-art build fit for purpose. The new Centre will take a holistic approach that is built with the patient experience and journey in mind, reducing stress and promoting health and wellbeing.

Laura Pearce, Events Fundraiser for The Forever Friends Appeal says: “We are so thankful for the efforts of all of our wonderful supporters who hold events not only to raise funds, but help us get the word out there about the RUH Cancer Care Campaign. A Floydian Trip really know how to put on a show and get the whole community involved! A huge thank you to the band and everyone who came along to support them whilst dancing the night away.”

If you would like to contact ‘A Floydian Trip’ please e-mail afloydiantrip@gmail.com

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