CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF RAINBOWS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GB WITH THE MUSIC OF SIMON AND GARFUNKEL IN CONCERT
Over a hundred people gathered in Doncaster recently for a unique Charity Concert to raise funds and to celebrate 25 years of Rainbows Bereavement Support GB. It was a marvellous evening!
Comments from people attending included, “Best night ever!”; “A superb evening performed by incredibly talented, gifted and generous guys”; “Musically, these two are even better than the originals!”; “A lovely night, fantastic atmosphere and a great celebration”.
The concert, which featured many of the classics such as ‘The Sound of Silence’, ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘The Boxer’ and ‘Bridge over Troubled Waters’, was performed by Dan Hayes and Pete Richards of ‘Bookends’ for Rainbows Bereavement Support GB. Rainbows supports children and young people grieving a significant and often devastating loss in their lives.
Frank McDermott, Chair of Trustees, thanked everyone for their attendance and especially Dan and Pete for their generosity in performing freely, for their tremendous support and commitment and for creating such a great atmosphere. The concert raised £1074.50 towards the charity.
Dan and Pete told the audience that they will shortly be making a special recording of ‘Bridge over Troubled Waters’ with a string quartet and that profits from the sales of the CD will be given to Rainbows. Needless to say, their support and generosity are greatly appreciated.
Video clips, more information about Bookends and dates of performances around the country can be found on Dan and Pete’s website: simonandgarfunkelbybookends.com.
Left, Sue McDermott, Rainbows Bereavement Support GB Non-Executive Director, centre, Sandra Ferris, Rainbows Bereavement Support South Yorkshire Development Worker, with Dan Hayes and Pete Richards of ‘Bookends’.