Scotty’s Little Soldiers is helped by musicians playing at a March pub

Georges raise over £500 for Scotty's Little Soldiers ,

Georges raise over £500 for Scotty's Little Soldiers , - Credit: Archant

A March pub has raised £500 for Scotty’s Little Soldiers after all of the bands playing during the George’s Fayre donated their time to the charity.

Nigel Marsh of the Georges said he took the route of using the fayre to help one of the charities close to his pub’s heart.

“After talking with some of the pub’s loyal and hugely popular regular live bands the bands offered to give their time in aid of the charity to raise needed funds for Scotty’s Little Soldiers,” he said.

Tallawah, Mind the Gap, Whiskey Twist, Bondy and the Glory Girls rocked and competed for cash from the audience in Georges Square.

They performed on the two stages build on beer barrels for the event with names for each stage - once named George and one Dragon.

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Scotty was on site all day showing his support to the musicians.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers is dedicated to supporting the children of men and women killed whilst serving in the British Armed Forces.

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Army Widow Nikki Scott set up the charity in August 2010 to help the children our fallen heroes leave behind after her own husband Corporal Lee Scott was killed in Afghanistan in July 2009 leaving behind her and their two young children.

Mr Marsh said: “Georges, Georges’ musical friends along with all Georges People are very pleased that through the use of St Georges Fayre and people having fun and being generous we have managed to raise £517.50 in the five hours on the live music stages.”

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