A photograph of Chloe Whitelaw and Mark Gallagher performing at the Mencap fundraiser event

Mencap Fundraiser - George IV, Lichfield

Posted by Stig

Chloe Whitelaw, Mark Gallagher and Kissin' Kippers Fishin Club were some of the acts performing on Saturday 25th February to raise money for Mencap.

Local girl Charlotte Aspley has signed up to run the London Marathon in aid of the charity and the talented musicians all stepped up to help raise awareness and a bit of dosh! Chloe (winner of Lichfield's Got Talent in 2015), accompanied by Mark, did a number of acoustic cover versions. Kissin' Kippers Fishin' Club mixed synths, samples, melodicas and the ubiquitous ironing board, to produce their unique brand of electronic psyche rock.

On the night nearly £400 ended up in the collection tin, which is a pretty good evening's work. This included proceeds from a raffle, where the prizes included a digital camera and a book about Top Gear's 'The Stig', signed by Top Gear's 'The Stig'. I won it. Everyone involved was confused!