A gig celebrating the music of an iconic singer-songwriter raised nearly £450 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). The special event, featuring Suffolk band Jax&Co and the music of American country music legend Johnny Cash, took place at Long Melford Football Club.
Nearly 70 people attended and helped raise vital funds for EACH, which supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Suffolk and the rest of East Anglia. Long Melford FC Clubhouse Manager Peter Turner said: “We were all so pleased the event went well and the band received a standing ovation, which says it all.
“Everyone at our club sends their love to everyone at EACH. It gives us all a warm feeling inside to be associated with such a great organisation.”
Jax&Co are a talented local musical family featuring Jax as Johnny Cash. Mum Mama D or sister Lindsey play the part of Johnny’s second wife, June Carter, who was a singer in her own right and a five-time Grammy award-winner.
Dad Nos is bass guitarist and two of Jax’s cousins complete the line-up – lead guitarist Slim and drummer Tom. The band, who started performing five years ago, have a loyal fanbase and are long-term supporters of EACH.
EACH Community Fundraiser Anna Bruce was there on the night and said: “It went extremely well and we were delighted to raise nearly £450.
“A good time was had by all and everyone was up dancing throughout. Our thanks go to Jax&Co and also everyone at Long Melford FC.
“The club have been so supportive and are keen to continue fundraising for us in the future, which is great to hear.”