August 26, 2010 by wokingnews
PAUL Weller has been presented with a momento of the Wake Up Woking gig that raised more than £60,000 for Woking and Sam Beare Hospices.
The concert was held in June this year after Paul’s friend, Sam Molnar, organised the event to raise vital funds for the struggling hospices.
And last week Sam presented his friend with a framed souvenir page of the gig review published in the News & Mail, bearing the headline, “We should do this more often,” which Paul told fans at the gig.
Held at Woking Leisure Centre tickets for the concert quickly sold out and a fantastic £62,000 was collected from ticket sales and merchandise.
Steve Brookes Band and the 5:16s supported the gig and fans enjoyed seeing Paul perform in Woking for the first time in more than 30 years.
And the surprise for the evening was when Bruce Foxton, former bass player for The Jam, joined Weller on stage.
The August edition of music publication, Q Magazine, splashed the gig over four pages with rave reviews of the Modfather at his best.
Memorabilia signed by Paul will be available at future hospice events, including Pedal4Charity on September 12 at The Cricketers in Horsell, when the 5:16s will also perform.
For more information visit www.pedal4charity.co.uk