Thousands of pounds from Concert at the Kings goes to charities

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Richard Baulu, landlord of the King's Arms, Steve Harley with a guitar which was auctioned, and co-organiser John 'Grubby' Callis Richard Baulu, landlord of the King's Arms, Steve Harley with a guitar which was auctioned, and co-organiser John 'Grubby' Callis

Thousands of pounds raised at the Concert at the Kings in All Cannings has been distributed.

Outside the King's Arms, publican Richard Baulu thanked all those who had been involved in the day of music on May 31 which was headlined by Sir Bob Geldof's Boomtown Rats. 

He introduced representatives from Macmillan Cancer Support and Above and Beyond, the two national charities which benefiting by £14,000 each from the profits.

Liz Sharpe, from All Cannings' Parish Council, then accepted a cheque of £7,000 for the benefit for village projects.

This year 4,479 tickets were sold and Mr Baulu hopes that next year the target figure of 4,500 will be achieved.

Read our round-up of the big day here

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