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Big Beat raises thousands for CHF

The Big Beat drummers hand over the cheque to Paul Healey (centre). Photo credit: Mike Wade

Final fundraising total totted up

More than £13,500 has been raised for a local charity by a collection of musicians.

The Big Beat for Craig's Heartstrong Foundation took place in February, with a group of drummers playing continuously for 53 hours.

The six - Andy James, Steve Leach, Noah Egelnick, Jonny Peacock, Ben O’Hare and Martin Rigby - had to ensure at least one of them was drumming at any one time.

Paul Healey from the charity says they have really done themselves proud.

Thanking them, he said the funds they've raised have already been put back into the community, with more public-access defibrillators appearing round the Island.

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