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Banding together to beat cancer.
Sunday 29th June 2014 @ 10:30 by Anna Fletcher


Longdendale pupils managed to raise a massive £1,200 pounds for charity after playing a charity gig with their band.

The Stereotechs have been together for just under a year with Jack Kennedy, 16, on drums, Henry Beach, 16, on bass and Samuel Capper,16, on piano and vocals.

The band is going from strength to strength with another gig coming up at the Partington Theatre next month.

The charity gig idea came from Jack who sadly lost his uncle to lung cancer last year.

Not too long after Jack’s mum Bev was diagnosed with breast cancer and received treatment at The Christie.

Jack said: “After we lost my uncle I was talking to my cousins about how I could really help and I had just formed the band so I suggested we could raise some money together.”

Initially the gig was to raise money for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, but after finding out about his mum’s diagnosis, Jack decided to split the money between the foundation The Christie.

More on this story in this week’s (26th June) Tameside Reporter.