CRESWELL: Bands raise £750 for Limestone House

A great big thank you goes out to all the bands who played in Creswell Social Centre in May at the Limestone Music Festival; Cold Gin, The Sons of El Roacho, Monkeys Uncles, Shanks’ Pony, Stace Rose (Cycle Paths), JATO, and Haworth gave their time for free to entertain a welcoming crowd and to raise funds for Elmton and Creswell Village Company, the charity based at Limestone House working for the regeneration of this former mining locality. Thanks also to Rob Beech for doing the sound, to the many volunteers from Limestone House for their help during the evening by taking entry tickets, serving food and selling T-shirts. Pat, Sarah and the rest of the staff from the Social Centre did a great job serving the drinks and thank you to the Elmton with Creswell Parish Council for housing the music festival to support this charity event. George and Mel from @Elastic FM Radio were comperes during the evening and representatives from ‘The Big Local’ in Elmton & Creswell consulted with the people attending to find out from them more about what they like about this vicinity and what they believe would improve it.

Julie Holling, chairman, thanked everyone at the event for their support and invited them to come along to Limestone House to see for themselves the work undertaken for the community, including training, community computers, advisory services, the coffee shop, the charity shop, the studio attic Sshop with eBay sales by greensleeves88, the minibus local trips, the heritage centre and youth activities: the development of young bands in the Limestone studio on Thursday evenings.

The Limestone Festival was organised by manager Claire Howe and raised £750 which will be put to good use at Limestone House for the benefit of the community

New projects at Limestone House to begin shortly are: a weekly luncheon club and fortnightly trips into Limestone House on Monday mornings by the minibus to support the elderly. Contact 01909 724061 to book your seat on the minibus.