Oxjam event in Huntingdon raised hundreds of pounds for Syrian Refugee Appeal

The Rose Affair at Oxjam, Sidney Turner, The Lost Tourists.

The Rose Affair at Oxjam, Sidney Turner, The Lost Tourists. - Credit: Archant

A music event in Huntingdon staged to raise money for Oxfam’s Syrian Refugee Appeal raised £700 for the charity.

The Oxjam event at The George Hotel in Huntingdon on October 3 featured The Rose Affair, Standing Statues, 4th Labyrinth and The Simpletone in the Manchester Room.

The gig, organised by Oxfam Books & Music, in Huntingdon High Street, included other local acts who performed from 1pm, including Daisy Bell, Dale Rhythm & Shoes, Christian Smith and James Silverside.

“We had a very strong line-up of bands and musicians who all donated their time for free,” said organiser and manager of the bookshop, Geoffrey Stalker.

“It was so successful that we are thinking of making it a regular event. It surpassed all my expectations and the bands received a fantastic reception.”

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