Weymouth band The Leggomen to host virtual live gigs for Weldmar

Weymouth band The Leggomen to host virtual live gigs for Weldmar

Published by Maria Greenwood at 8:25pm 31st March 2020.

Remember how we told you how Weldmar Hospicecare had launched a fundraising appeal?

The Dorset charity is facing a loss of £300,000 a month following the closure of their 26 retail sites and have been forced to cancel vital fundraising events.

Well, a Weymouth band will be doing their bit to help them out.

The Leggomen will host three live gigs on Facebook this week, in aid of Weldmar Hospicecare.

Band members Matt Taylor, Billy Hutchinson, and Ben Delplanque will each host a show over three consecutive evenings, broadcast live on their their Facebook page.  

They, and drummer Josh Ellis, have worked on the concept, which they hope will both boost funds and awareness for Weldmar, as well as providing entertainment for music fans at home.

Matt said:

"All of us (the band) have a great to deal to thank Weldmar for.

"They have touched our lives and helped us and loved ones through some seemingly impossible situations on more than one occasion., therefore, it only seems right that we give something back when we can.

"Obviously, everyone has been affected by the global pandemic, but we were particularly touched by Weldmar's story, so we decided to try and raise some money for their cause, whilst simultaneously giving our Facebook followers a much-needed tonic from the boredom and stress of the national lockdown."

The shows start at 8pm each evening between Tuesday 31st March and Thursday 2nd April.

To make a donation whilst watching the shows, just press the 'Donate' button you'll see on their live Facebook post each evening.

Weldmar Hospicecare's got a new home in Weymouth at Trimar House.

Community Fundraiser Emily Fisher said:

 "This is a brilliant idea, and our thanks go to The Leggomen for their support of Weldmar at this time.  

"They're always great when they play live, so I'm sure these shows will be really entertaining!  

"It just shows how inventive and versatile you can be when it comes to fundraising for Weldmar whilst our events are cancelled or postponed, and our shops are closed."

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