VALLEY FM’s Big 3-Way Bash charity fundraiser at El Cid Bar and Restaurant was a huge success, sold out over a week beforehand.
The terrace was packed from 7.00pm onwards as over 200 guests enjoyed -performances from top local entertainers, including ex-Wings drummer Geoff Britton and his band Lady K and the JJ’s, the Working Party Blues Band, Tony Rivers, Matt Mason, Christian Pearl, Andy Price and saxophonist Frank Abrams with his UK All Stars.
The event was organised in memory of Noelle Wyman-Blunden (better known as Auntie Noelle to her listeners on Bay Radio) who passed away in May this year having lost her fight with cancer and also to celebrate the launch of the new local radio station, Valley FM, by her husband Bob James.
“The dream of launching the radio station was something we shared”,said Bob, “so, as a celebration of all she did in her life, to officially launch Valley FM and to raise some money for the cancer charity MABS and Help of Denia, we put on this very special evening of music.”
El Cid Bar and Restaurant provided complimentary refreshments for the entertainers and audience and traffic control and parking was organised by Proteccion Civil Benidoleig.
Local businesses donated raffle prizes and the whole evening was broadcast live on Valley FM.
The event, already dubbed the valley’s “social event of the year”, raised over €2,700 for MABS and Help of Denia and may well become an annual event if Bob James has his way.