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Box Rocks to the tune of £3,217

Bands from across the South West entertained people at a village pub to support a Bath charity.

Music once again filled the air as the 18th Box Rocks concert took place at the Queen’s Head pub.

The annual event is organised to raise funds for the Forever Friends Appeal, with proceeds going to the Royal United Hospital charity’s Space for Cancer Care campaign.

It saw more than 1,000 music lovers turn up for the Bank Holiday fun, and raised £3,217.25.

Events fundraiser Natalie Hannam said: “This year Box was certainly rocking. It was brilliant to see so many familiar faces, and equally lots of new ones too.

“The people of Box are such brilliant supporters of the appeal, and we are thrilled to be part of this excellent annual event.”

Bands entertaining the crowds at the pub included Innes Sibun, Prink, Corinthian Casuals, The Operation and The Rockin’ Horrors.

Landlord Dean Creighton began fundraising for the appeal seven years ago after 11 years of running the one-day music festival.

He helped to raise a considerable sum of money to build the new Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care unit at the RUH, after his nephew Thomas spent eight weeks in the old unit.

Mr Creighton decided to continue to support the appeal with the new cancer care campaign which replaced the drive to fund the baby unit.

He was part of an Abba versus Queen sing-off which closed the event.

Mr Creighton said: “It was a great event, and we are very pleased to continue to support the Forever Friends Appeal.”

Read more about the RUH Space for Cancer Care Campign here