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Hospice Gets an All-Star Boost

ROCK stars Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and Ian Brown's efforts means East Lancashire Hospice is set to share in a £250,000 bonanza.

The Park Lee Road hospice is one of a number of beneficiaries from an all-star gathering arranged by former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke.

Other stars involved in the March 2007 Versus Cancer concert included The Charlatans and Peter Hook, Former Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School pupil Nova Rehman helped to pull together the star-packed event, which included partial reunions of both the Stone Roses and The Smiths.

Nova's sister and father were both diagnosed with cancer within a short space of time, inspiring the Blackburn music impresario to master-mind the concert for the Great Northern Aid Trust.

The former owner of Nelson-based Phantom Power production company, Nova now manages Rourke and has a host of music contacts.

East Lancs Hospice will use its share from the concert's proceeds to buy a new hoist to move patients.

Source: The Blackburn Citizen

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