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A huge fundraising success for Ready To Rock School on behalf of Havant Mind.

Young, teenage and adult students, from the school not only delivered a smash hit five hour rock marathon at Leigh Park Working Men’s Club on Sunday 29th of March

They also raised a staggering £491.66 for local charity Havant and east Hants MIND

The 10 bands and solo artists, from the four rock schools based in Havant, Waterlooville, Portsmouth and Petersfield, entertained over 200 people with a collection of rock songs from bands across the decades.

Ready To Rock School's, Mark Thompson-Smith said 'We were delighted to be able to put on another exciting and inspirational rock gig, not only to give our students the opportunity to play in front of a large audience but also to raise awareness of a truly wonderful charity. Mental health issues are becoming a major issue across all ages throughout the country and we're really glad to help the local MIND team based in Havant".

Mark presented a cheque to Havant Mind's at an event at Havant Academy on the 15th April, Where Mind representatives accepted the donation with gratitude on behalf of the Charity and its users.

Ross Borman of Mind explained "Recently there has been some air time on television lately about Mental health services in the UK and how they have been underfunded for so long. We know need is growing and any action the Government of the day might take after the election is unlikely to tackle to problem sufficiently.

"This money could help us to deliver 20 personalised assessments to help understand peoples needs and get them the on track for the support they require".

Or it would fund 10 group sessions helping 150 people learn to manage their mental health conditions better.

The actions of Mark, the Ready To Rock crew and the community, including members at Leigh Park Working Mens Club are highly appreciated and are vital to support local people. We thank them sincerely for their work.

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