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Tribute to Chorley's Busker Pete is hailed a success
8:00am Saturday 17th August 2013 in Chorley
A memorial charity concert which honoured a beloved Chorley character has been hailed as a great success.
Azzy's Encore saw several musical acts perform at Chorley Football Club in memory of Pete Haselden, known as Busker Pete or Azzy, who died suddenly in December.
The evening, headlined by Chorley’s Red Moon Joe, raised around £1,500 for The Charity PA Sound Foundation, set up in Mr Haselden memory.
The charity’s committee hopes to start work as early as September in bringing music opportunities to the young people of the town.
Mr Haselden died in December after collapsing minutes after performing at his usual pitch, outside Claire’s Accessories on Chapel Street.
His passing prompted effusive tributes from the Chorley public.
The football club event was a sell out with dozens of musicians and technicians giving their time for free.
Rachel Haselden, Pete’s widow, said: “Thanks to everyone who attended Azzy’s Encore, it was a great night and showcased the talent of our local bands.
“Particular thanks goes to musicians and people backstage who gave their time for free to make it such a success and Chorley FC for providing the venue.”
It is hoped that a similar event will be organised for next year.
To learn more about the foundation email firstname.lastname@example.org
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