North Walsham Guide

North Walsham Live Aid

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.


22 page views.

< Back

Bookmark and Share

Contact Name:
Rebecca Shaw

Address:
North Walsham Community Centre

For the people of North Walsham by the people of North Walsham.
The North Walsham Guide is maintained by North Walsham residents who 'know their stuff' and every endeavour is made to keep information up to date. Unfortunately things do change without us knowing. If you know any reason why this entry for North Walsham Live Aid is not suitable or no longer current then please do let us know. If you know of any business or organisation who we have missed please either let us know so we can add them or let them know as it's easy and free to register.

Support North Walsham Live Aid

Please help us to help you and the North Walsham organisations and businesses in the guide. Let North Walsham Live Aid know you found them in The North Walsham Guide.

The North Walsham Guide aims to support local businesses or organisations like North Walsham Live Aid by providing this free service because at the end of the day we live and work here too and shopping locally and using North Walsham services helps us all, not just North Walsham Live Aid.