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PICTURE DIARY: Pianoman celebrates 50th birthday with cancer fundraiser

Besi Besemar July 6, 2018

Colin Blanchflower, aka The Pianoman, turned over his 50th birthday party last month to a fundraiser for the charity Cancer is a Drag (reg. no.1160129) at the Amsterdam Bar & Kitchen.

The birthday boy (center)
The birthday boy (center)

ARTISTS appearing included Dave Lynn, Martha D’Arthur, Trudi Styles, Linda Bacardi, Stephanie Von Clitz and David Raven; £538.37 was raised from the raffle for the charity.

Alan Bugg, from Cancer is a Drag, said: “Thanks to Colin Blanchflower, Tony Lupton and the team at Amsterdam Bar & Kitchen, our Patron Dave Lynn, our Ambassador Steven Banks, and all the fantastic performers and friends of Colin Blanchflower. The money raised helps us provide financial support and wellbeing to people, and their families, living with cancer in England & Wales.

“Special thanks to Jean Hudson (our raffle ticket seller) who I never realised was an actual beneficiary whom we’d supported four years ago in Brighton – I am so pleased she is doing well and so kind of her to give up her time to help us. I’m over the moon that we met – it makes it all so worthwhile!”

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Colin Blanchflower added: “My special thanks to Dave Lynn, Tom Jenkins, Ritchie Hawker, Krissie DuCann, Damien Cawthorne, James Pullen, Steve Williams, Steven Banks, Peter Gretton, David Raven and David Harris for donating their time for such a great cause, and to Jason Thorpe for stepping in and sorting the sound out with Andy Magraw to give us a fabulous night enjoyed by everyone.”