Patrons: Bill Beaumont, Mark Lawrenson & Tisha Merry Reg Charity No: 512186

Trustee gets set for Battle of the Bands

4A St Catherine’s Hospice trustee aims to hit all the right notes when his band performs to raise funds for the charity.

John Chesworth is also executive chairman of Preston-based solicitor firm Harrison Drury, as well as a guitar-player in the company’s aptly-named ‘Harrison Fury’ band.

1The group is joining forces with other local bands made up of workmates from Moore and Smalley chartered accountants and The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to stage a Battle of the Bands event at Roper Hall in Preston on Friday, 3rd November.

John explained: “We formed the group about two years after chatting on a staff night out, when someone mentioned that they were in a band and wondered if anyone else played instruments. We ended up with a singer, drummer, bass player and guitarist, and we’ve done a few performances.

“Someone from RBS saw something we posted on social media and contacted us to say they also had a band, as did Moore and Smalley, and we decided it would be great to all get together for a social with colleagues, families and friends.

3“We just think it will be a bit of fun for the firms, but also a great opportunity to raise awareness and funds for a local charity. As a trustee at St Catherine’s I suggested the hospice, and the decision was unanimous because a lot of people know of the important work of the charity.”

Harrison Fury, which covers everything from Aretha Franklin to Kings of Leon, will take to the stage from 7pm, along with Ryan Clifton from Moore and Smalley playing acoustic guitar, and RBS’s rock group; The Orange Project. There will also be a DJ for guests to dance the night away.

Tickets for the event are £10 on the door.