That’s Fabulosa

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More than 28 musicians graced the stage at The Fabulosa Music Festival to raise £6,000 to help local cancer patients.

Fabulosa Fundraisers

Ray Johns (musician), Paul Donnelly (musician), Lauren Farrow (Trinity Holistic Centre), Ottie McLoughlin (musician and organiser), Andrea Atkinson (committee), Linda Zivanaris (committee), Kathryn Almond (Trinity Holistic Centre) and Tony Atkinson (committee) – Photograph by Dennis Weller

The event was held in aid of the Trinity Holistic Centre at The James Cook University Hospital which provides complementary therapies and support to cancer patients.

Local band Fabulosa also wrote and recorded a single especially for the day called ‘Working Together’- a song about positivity in the fight against cancer and all proceeds will go to the centre.

The event was organised by musician Ottie McLoughlin. Ottie’s vision was to bring together as many musicians as possible to play alongside each other and in turn gather friends old and new under one roof.  This roof being the Crathorne Arms pub and grounds.

Trinity Holistic Centre was chosen by festival committee member Linda Zivanaris after a close friend had visited the centre for treatment and was amazed at how wonderful and helpful the centre was.

Linda said: “Music was played from 3pm until 11pm, ranging from folk to jazz and blues to soul.   There was a non-stop wonderful sound amid barbecues and afternoon tea.”

Lauren Farrow, Macmillan information and support centres business manager, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to all the musicians and to committee members Ottie, Linda, John Taylor and Andrea and Tony Atkinson for all their hard work.”

Kathryn Almond, head of complementary therapy added: “We would like to urge everyone to drop in and buy a copy of the single.”

Copies of ‘Working Together’ are available on CD from the Trinity Holistic Centre priced at £2 each. Every copy sold will help benefit cancer patients whether that’s providing a cup of tea while they wait for an appointment or complementary therapies to help manage the side effects of their treatment.

Plans are already in place for another Fabulosa event next year.