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Music Marathon raises over £1000 for victims of Syrian War
1:00pm Monday 28th October 2013 in News
OVER £1000 was raised at a 24-hour music marathon in Watchet on Saturday to help victims of the Syrian war.
Poet and performer Pete Stevenson from Watchet organised the event last month to raise money for charity UNICEF.
51 musicians between the ages of three and 87 turned up to play at the event including Darren Hodge, from Taunton, who was voted as BBC2's Young Folk Musician of the Year.
Pete said: “Everyone had a really brilliant time and the venue was never short of an audience.
“I didn't sleep but it was worth it to be involved in such a brilliant event which exceeded my expectations by a long way.
“I'm feeling emotional and exhausted but happy.”
Parents and children went along to the event to take part in the community rap which Pete said was great.
He added:“Thanks to all of the musicians, their friends and families, all members of the West Somerset Inter Cultural Group and local residents who pulled together to have a great time and save the lives of children in Syria.
“Thank you also to everyone who brought a long food and to the Watchet Baptist Church for allowing us to use their super venue.”
Donations can still be made by visiting Peter's Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/Peter-Stevenson8 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 07896867799.
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