Southport Helps the Heroes
report by Phil Range
THE well known local
landmark venue in Southport's Leo's
Bar, located on Neville Street
hosed a charity fundraising day in aid of help the heroes and cancer
research, on 26 July 20014. The event was a fantastic success and
Steve Cain who hosted the event and was the main reason that Leo’s
bar got involved has said he is delighted with the response that the
day had. "I wanted to create a memory before he loses his
sight. Help the Hero’s and cancer research as they are both very
close to his heart and that is why I wanted to organise a charity
event to help them. I have had a lot of support from friends and
family for doing this event and would like to let everyone know how
thankful I am for everything they have done for this day!"
Andy Crompton, who is the Bars
Manager also added:- "Steve approached us and asked if we
would be willing to host a charity fun day in the aid of Help the
Hero’s. I already knew Steve Cain was ex-soldier so this was in my
view a fantastic idea. It is actually far bigger than originally
planned as lots of our musicians agreed to do a slot on today’s
event and also spoke to our leaseholder, Will Matthews, from
Entertainment for Hire, once I saw how big it was getting he agreed
to help us out as well."
Nick Brown who is the Deputy Manager commented that:- "This is
events was a big hit with the local public of Southport it was a
great event that brought us altogether in the name of others. We
think that Help for Heroes is an extremely good charity to support,
especially with Steve's background. Mr Cain is a valued customer and
has helped us out on any number of occasions, not least of which is
hosting our open mic nights, this a honourable charity and we are
delighted to have been able to help put this event on for him!"
There was open mic in the front
bar and in the back bar the bands played. The Bar and Steve also
have asked to thank the bands that played:- April Moon, Kalm Ginger,
Dog Blues Band, Driving Force and Slander One, for giving up their
time to play and entertaining those attending. Commenting on
the day, April Moon
Moon, said:- "We are
always happy to help out the community. We have had a fantastic time
and helped Steve to raised cash along the way. Besides some of best
classic rock covers, we did a sample of songes from our nearly
released album:- 'The Sun, The Moon & The Truth.' That album was
written and recorded in Southport and we hope it gave the event bit
But it was not just beer and
music, as the event had a wide range of different activities to
offer, thanks to a host of local people who had come to help out.
Events included face painting by Claire Seem from Balloon Chums.
Plus they also held a raffle, with over a 1000 prizes on offer.
"All our work played off
with us raising around £800 pound for the charities.... I can't say
how delighted I am. Thank you!" said Steve!
More photos from the event can be
obtained via Phil