A man’s love of the music scene in the North West of England and golf has benefited the Northern Centre for Cancer Care North Cumbria to the tune of more than £10,000.
Andy Park, the man behind professional entertainment agency Andy Park Promotions, has written a book called Centre Stage, reflecting on the live music scene in the 60s, the same decade he wrote Andy’s Pop Talk for the Carlisle Journal for five years.
The book was launched in Rockcliffe, his home village, at The Crown & Thistle last November.
Meanwhile, this June, he organised a golf day at Stony Holme Course in The Great Border City.
And earlier this month, he handed in a cheque worth £10,830, delighting nurses at the centre.
£2,000 of that amount was raised through the golf day alone.
The total amount raised, which is being allocated to the Cancer Research Fund Carlisle, part of Newcastle Hospitals Charity, will support the staff at the centre, where Andy’s wife is receiving treatment.
Expressing his recognition for people’s kindness, Andy said: “I cannot believe how generous people are both with their time and their cash.
“The book costs £20 and a lot of kind people paid £50 for a copy.
“My first book Andy Park Cumbria’s Music Man and CENTRESTAGE by Andy Park are both still available.”
More details about Andy’s work are available on https://www.andyparkpromotions.co.uk/