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Shoal’ launched at sell out concert
Lytham St Annes Shanty Crew raise money for the
Annes Shanty Crew launched their debut CD
Shoal’ at a sell-out concert titled ‘Songs
Of The Sea At The School By The Sea’ on Saturday 14 th of
October. The concert was held in the school hall at AKS in St Annes (formally
Kind Edward School) and was received by an appreciative audience of 250 entertained
who were entertained for over 2 hours by the Shanty Crew's mixture of
traditional and modern shanties. Although the full amount has to be
finalised, they have raised over £1,500 towards the Lytham St Annes Shannon
Lifeboat Appeal on this night alone. The concert was attended by the
Mayor and Mayoress of Fylde Council, Coun John Singleton JP and Mrs Singleton,
and people from a wide area. Singing along with some of the numbers was
encouraged and all had a great time going by the comments made as the audience
left. AKS generously allowed the use of
their hall for the night free of charge, and Ansdell Institute assisted
providing refreshments for the interval.
Lytham St Annes Shanty Crew were formed just over two years ago to help raise
money for charity, especially the RNLI.
This coincided nicely with the Lytham St Annes RNLI Shannon Appeal who
have been the main recipient. So far the ten members have donated over
£5,000 to the appeal with more to come as all the profits from their first CD
"Northern Shoal" (out now) are to go to the Appeal.
When they appeared at the Annual Lytham Festival in 2016,
they were the first act to sell out, so a second night was added. This sold out
in days too. This year they appeared in the inaugural Lytham Festival Fringe,
and the annual Lytham St Annes Lifeboat Family Fun Day held each year at the
ALB House on South Promenade. They have also played at the annual Blackpool
Lifeboat Day and also Fleetwood Lifeboat Open Day held at the stations’
they have been rehearsing they have put a collecting bucket out and raised
£100s in donations from passers by stopping to listen. They have appeared
at the annual Lytham Festival official fringe and the annual Lytham St Annes
Lifeboat Family Fun Day held each year at the ALB House on South Promenade as
well as other RNLI events. They have also played at the annual Blackpool
Lifeboat Day held at that Station’s Boathouse.
The Lytham St Annes Shannon Appeal for £275,000 is on target so far for the new
boat BARBARA ANNE's arrival due at the end of February 2018. So far
£200,000 has been raised but the momentum hopefully will continue to reach the
full amount. It will be sad to see the HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN leave the
Station but all are looking forward to the arrival of the Shannon.