Bridlington pub’s concert raises £500 for Katie Walker Cancer Trust

Concert at the Freindly Forester pub in aid of Katie Walker Trust -  Sunday vvening artists - Brodie Stirk, Frank Martin, Joe Stephenson, Demi Grimson
Concert at the Freindly Forester pub in aid of Katie Walker Trust - Sunday vvening artists - Brodie Stirk, Frank Martin, Joe Stephenson, Demi Grimson

MUSIC fans have turned out to support a concert held in honour of a Bridlington woman who died of cancer.

The Katie Walker Memorial Concert was held at the Friendly Forester and raised more than £500 for the charity which has been set up in her name - The Katie Walker Cancer Trust.

The concert featured local acts and competitors from the Yorkshire Coast’s Got Talent competition performing on an outdoor stage.

Julie and Mick Walker founded the charity following the death of their daughter Katie in 2007 to offer help and support to teenage cancer sufferers.

Julie said the concert was a great success and has thanked everyone for their continued support.

“It was really busy and went really well, so well they are talking about making it an annual event now.

“It not only raises funds for the Katie Walker Trust but also raises the profile of the charity and hopefully encourages more people to come along and ask for help,” Julie said.

“Businesses like the Friendly Forester have supported the charity from day one and even though they have changed hands they have still continued to support it and we are eternally grateful to people like that.

“To have that continued support makes our lives easier,” she added.

The couple have said a big thank you to landlord Paul Toward and all the staff at the Friendly Forester for their continued fund-raising efforts, as well as to everybody who turned out to support the concert.