North Walsham Live Aid was formed in 1985 following the massive success of the Wembley event. It was organised by Barry Holden, Gerald Turner, Rod Palmer and Darren Turner and was supported by The 3rd World Centre in Norwich.
The aim was to purchase two Bedford trucks, fill them with aid and send them to Eritrea where the famine was worst. To raise the £8,000 needed a rock concert was organised at the community centre in North Walsham with 10 bands playing for free and a memorabilia auction with items donated by many stars.
The concert was a huge success and was followed by a further outdoor concert raising in total over the two events around £10,000. Following the event we received a letter from Bob Geldof saying that our gig was the most successful spin off event, by comparison with the Wembly Gig in the country.
The NWLA group went on to organise the local participation in the "Run The World "appeal with hundreds of runners taking part.