Grand total for Glassel

DEESIDE'S famous charity fundraiser The Glassel Gig raised a massive £23,000 this year.

The 13-hour music marathon was the most successful the gig's seven year histrory bringing the total raised by the gigs since the inaugral event in 1998 to over 114,000.

Organiser Jane Wilson said: “I'm really pleased that we managed to raise so much, we were worried at the time about rising costs and health and safety issues.”

She added: “We didn''t want to sacrifice quality for quantiy, we always used local suppliers for food and drinks and had really great help from 160 local volunteers but in the end we were victims of our own success and sadly decided that it was best to end on a high note.”

A sell-out crowd of over 3,000 revellers made sure that the final Glassel Gig went out with a bang on August 28.

The 13-hour live music marathon attracted 30 bands playing two stages throughout the day were The Simon Gall Band, Girl Said No, King Voodoo, Union Avenue, Amy Sawers, Tom Hingley, Le Reno Amps, Gerry Jablonski and The Needles.

The Gig was founded by a group of music-loving villagers and started with a crowd of 400 people and a handful of bands from around the area. All the monies raised are to be distributed to local charities.