Over 200 people attended the Music for Meningitis Concert at the Arena Bognor Regis on Saturday 7th June. A terrific evening of music supplied by Regency Harmonisers and Tonic culminated with Soul Connection from Chichester College giving a unique and brilliantly entertaining performance.

On the night the Martin Finch Memorial Fund made a presentations to Bognor Regis Community College and the Spencer Dayman Meningitis Laboratories. A donation of  1000 was presented to the head of  BRCC Mr Les Savins, which will go to a new leadership award scheme for year 10 students. (Speak to Les Savins for more details). The second presentation was fof 10000 to Mr Steve Dayman of the Spencer Dayman Meningitis Laboratories to help to fund a human trial into a Meningitis B vaccine. The Arena Sports Centre was transformed into a concert arena for the night with the use of very sophisticated sound and lighting effects that added a very professional finish to the evening.


The Main Attractions

'The Regency Harmonisers' are a fun loving bunch of like-minded barbershop singers from the Brighton area. Over thirty of their number will be opening the evening with some traditional songs as well as some Beatles numbers. For more information contact Mr Tony Pelling ( 01273 ) 502144

'Tonic' is an innovative four piece band, performing their electric set with great success at a variety of venues through out the south coast. If you want to know more about this unique sound visit their web site at www.tonicuk.co.uk

'Soul Connection' is the collective term for some of the best talented Musicians and performers from Chichester College of Arts. Those of you who attended our first Gala Ball will remember how good they were. The result is a unique blend of soul, Funk, Pop and Gospel music. In total, including some guest appearances from other acts there will be over 40 performers. We know you will enjoy their style of music and will be unable to sit still whilst they are performing. If you would like to know more about Soul Connection contact Mr Daf Hughes on ( 01243 )786321 or at Daf Hughes@Chichester.ac.uk

The night at the Arena Sports Centre was about much more than Donations, as important they were. A terrific evening of music was supplied by three great acts.

 Mr Nick Gibb MP, Francis Oppler Mayor, Syliva Olliver Deputy Mayor and other invited guests supported the evening. We would like to thank all those who attended the event, all the people who helped with selling tickets and the companies who worked so hard to transform the Arena on the night. The biggest thanks are to the performers who worked so hard and delivered a memorable evenings entertainment.

The result was a unique blend of soul, funk, pop and gospel music that had everyone rocking in their seats. The evening was a tremendous success for the promotion of meningitis awareness and for Martins old school.


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