Vincent Prior Rock Night Success


A Charity Rock Night took place on Friday 18th December in Memory of Southport man Vincent Pior.

Sister and event organiser, Deborah Prior said: “Wow what an amazing night, a huge thanks all round”

“Thank you to each and every one of you for coming down to The Mount to help raise some money for the Friends of the Poplars & remember fondly, my big brother Vinny!

“It is with great pride and pleasure I can announce that, with a donation from Mr A Gilmore who couldn’t make the event, of £14… We raised the fantastic sum of £1000 (we took £986 on the night).

“So huge thanks to every single person…I am sincerely grateful for not only your generosity but also all the kind words of comfort and memories.

“Many, many thanks to everyone who donated gifts, gave me advice, spread the word far& wide and turned up to support this event and make it the success that it is….THANK YOU!!

“Well done and huge thanks to Akoosticka for the fantastic music…everybody loved it…as Vinny would have!! Thanks Karl and James…I know how hard you worked…Holy Diver- amazing stuff”

“DJ Nick (the cat in the hat) big thanks to rocked it!! Let’s do it all again next year?! We had a great one- hope you did too”.
“Many thanks yet again goes to Jo at the Mount for letting us invade your beautiful pub!
Thanks for looking after us so well & to all of your staff too”.

With the blessing of The Poplars, we have decided to make a donation in Vinny’s memory to The JDRF (
“The Juvenile Diabetic Research Fund is a charity that supports children and young adults who have been recently diagnosed with Type1 Diabetes”.
“I thought this would be a fitting memory as I remember Vins struggles after his diagnosis…so £100 from the total will be sent to them in time for Christmas”.

“So an amazing £900 will be on its way to The Friends of the Poplars, sent with all our best wishes to help with your garden project…which we all look forward to seeing the results of in 2016.

A huge congratulations to Daniel North who won the Seiko Sportura Solar watch…well done Daniel!”

“Finally, best wishes to you all for a really wonderful Christmas!”




Charity rock night in memory of Vincent Prior

Friends and family are organising a Charity Rock Night in memory of Vincent Prior who passed away a few months ago.

Sister Deborah Prior said: “Vincent worked at The Poplars, Poplar Street Southport. The aim is to raise some funds for their charity ‘Friends of the Poplars’ to help aid their garden project”.


Event details

Charity Christmas Rock Night
In memory of Vinny

For ‘The friends of the Poplars’

All welcome to join us for a charity rock night in memory of Vincent Prior.

AT 7.30 pm
Manchester Road Southport

With live music from
(acoustic rock/metal duo)


D.J NICK ( the cat in the hat)
(playing classic rock& metal)


SEIKO gents solar chronograph SPORTURA(SSC273P9) RRP £379
(donated by Seiko UK Ltd)

Tianguis Jackson ladies solid silver Bangle RRP£100
(donated by Weldons Jewellers Friday Girls)

Christmas hamper
Large Yankee Candle
Bottle of Jack Daniels
Bearington Bears Christmas Teddy
Bottle of Champagne
Bikers Skull Gremlin Bell
Bronzed lady figurine
ZIPPO skull lighter
Bottle of Port

Many more on the night…

Please join us for a great night of music and to help raise some money for The Poplars Southport to aid their garden project.

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