Livewire Rock Academy, the Herts & Essex school of rock have donated £800 to the Bishop’s Stortford-based Mencap charity Grove Cottage. The money was raised from sales of raffle tickets at their recent rock concert, held at Southmill Arts Centre, Bishop’s Stortford in October.
The “Rock Raffle” featured main prizes of a brand new PRS guitar and Marshall amplifier, donated to the school by Peach Guitars in Colchester. Parents and attendees of the concert dug deep into their pockets in their attempt to win the main prizes with the resulting sum being presented to the charity at the rock school in Bishop’s Stortford last Wednesday.
The money takes the total raised for Grove Cottage from various concerts to nearly £5000. The Academy was established in 2009 and has outlets in Bishop’s Stortford, Great Dunmow, Saffron Walden and Epping.
The schools teach drums, electric guitar and bass to children and adults. Every lesson includes a live rock “jam” where all students play songs together.
For more information about the school, visit www.livewirerockacademy.co.uk