Merseybeats go back home
THE MERSEYBEATS rarely appear in their beloved Home City of Liverpool these days, so it was deemed a great honour for them to be asked to appear at a huge sold-out fund-raising event.
The show was at the plush Crowne Plaza Hotel for the Hillsborough 96 Charity organised by Variety, the children’s charity, on Saturday, November 23.
“They shared the bill with great Liverpool F.C. fan Chris de Burgh, which made a real change to their more normal gigs,” said Tony Sherwood who represents The Merseybeats.
Tony Crane donated one of his collection of Gibson Firebird guitars to the auction. Each item in the auction was allowed 96 seconds of bidding to reach its selling price. The gavel went down at £1,600 to go with the other money raised for providing Sunshine Coaches for Liverpool Children in need of help.
“Enough money was raised in the run-up to the event, and the night itself helped to provide a total of four coaches!” Tony added.
As a thank you, The Merseybeats – Tony Crane, Billy Kinsley, Bob Packham, Lou Rosenthal, and Chris Finley – and Chris DeBurgh – were each presented with a handsome personally- engraved watch by one of the sponsors of the highly successful event.