The Valentines are supporting the Liam Gough Memorial Night

A local musician and Alice House Hospice staff member is supporting the local charity, along with his band, at a popular annual fundraising event.

Neil Forcer works as a Healthcare Assistant at Alice House and is also the bass player in 60s covers band The Valentines.

The group have been asked to play for the third consecutive year at the Liam Gough tribute night, which takes place every November and is now in its 12th year. 

The event takes place on Friday 22 November at Rovers Quoit Club and is now sold out. It is arranged by Liam’s brother John and has to date raised around £24,000 for local Hospice care.

The Valentines, who recreate the sounds of bands including The Beatles, The Who, The Small Faces and many more have been a hit at the event and at various venues throughout the region.

Neil said, “As well as caring for the patients, I am really proud to be able to support the Hospice through the band and the music that we play. It’s fantastic to be asked back to such a great and popular night and hope that people enjoy the show. All of the band are very happy to be a part of such a successful fundraiser for a great cause. John and his family are brilliant and the support they show is amazing.”

Greg Hildreth, Corporate Fundraiser at Alice House added, “These nights are always really enjoyable and raise lots of money, which is used to provide care to local Hospice patients and their families. It’s great to work with John and I am looking forward to seeing The Valentines again. I know there are lots of Hospice staff and volunteers going along to support Neil.

On behalf of all at the Hospice, I would like to say thanks to everyone who makes this event possible and I am sure we will have another great night.”

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