A SOLIHULL cover band are celebrating hitting the high notes after raising an incredible £10,000 for Cancer Research UK.
Prime Numbers, a six-piece band who play hits from the 50s and 60s onwards, have spent the past seven years raising the roof – and the cash – with a series of successful live fundraising gigs.
Working in conjunction with Cancer Research UK fundraising volunteers in the Solihull Vision Team, the band has repeatedly played to sold-out audiences at the Royal British Legion Club in Knowle, building their reputation as well as their fundraising total.
Established in 2012 by John Vale and Ed Osmond with like-minded friends, Prime Numbers now has four instrumentalists and two vocalists, playing in pubs, clubs and at private venues for celebrations and charity fund-raisers.
Band leader, John Vale, said: “We feel privileged and are delighted to have worked with the Solihull Vision Team over the last seven years to raise money for CRUK in this way.
“The Royal British Legion Club in Knowle is an unbeatable venue and our events are always a sell-out.
“Playing our favourite numbers to enthusiastic audiences has helped us build up a strong reputation locally and we are extremely grateful to our many supporters for helping us raise this substantial sum for such an important charity.
“We look forward to seeing everyone again at our future gigs.”
Fundraising spokesperson for Cancer Research UK in Solihull, Jayme Shepherd, said: “We’re fighting over 200 types of cancer and the unwavering dedication of local fundraisers has helped drive forward research that is unlocking new and better ways to beat it.
“Every day we see the benefits of work the charity has previously funded being realised, with new clinical trials opening and breakthroughs being reported.
“We want to say a heartfelt thank you to Prime Numbers and the Solihull Vision Team for the incredible part they have played in our progress.”