Photo: left; Bill Hart. 4th left; Pip Featherstone

Lankykats Rock ‘n Roll Charity Collective have teamed up with Queenscourt Hospice 
who provide care for people in all of West Lancashire, Southport and Formby.
Based in The Standish Unity Club (Nr Wigan), they meet for live music and fund raising every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. 

 Bill Hart, who lives in Southport, is a Lankykats founding member. “We have been rocking around now for well over 3 years now, and we are coming up to celebrating our 100th show on Thursday 2 April. We feature live bands of all kinds and they all offer their services for free, and many Sandgrounder bands regularly too”

  “I recently met up with Bill and his Lankykats colleagues at our newly opened Upholland charity shop,” says Pip Fetherstone of Queenscourt. “We now have eight shops and a pop-up shop based all over West Lancashire and what could be more appropriate than to link-up with a Lancashire based charity organisation like Lankykats. We require a new gazebo with tables and banners to take around with us to the many fund raising functions we attend every year, and I’d like to thank Lankykats for funding this for us.”
  Bill adds, “Lankykats are delighted to be closely involved with Queenscourt Hospice. So far we have raised over £6000 and we’ll have additional £2000 to add to this figure at our “100” Shows Celebration Night.

  At Lankykats we regularly host The Bootles, The Marmosets, Route 66, Just Us, The Topspots, Ian & The Rebles, The Sue Raymond Band, to name just a few. In addition to the many bands hailing from the heart of Lancashire, we get them from Manchester and Merseyside and we’ve even had them from as far afield as Denmark and America. Usually, there are four bands playing on the same night, we charge just £1 admission on the door and hold raffles to raise funds for our different charities and worthy causes – which now includes Queenscourt.”

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