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East Devon sea shanty singers are on song for children’s hospice

05 July 2019 chsw Fundraising

East Devon sea shanty singers The Jurassix have presented a £1,255 fundraising cheque to Children’s Hospice South West.

The money was raised during a number of recent performances by the shanty band, whose members all hail from the Jurassic Coast.

The Jurassix formed in 2011 and members meet for practice sessions at Whitford Village Hall near Axminster.

They regularly perform at village fairs and regattas across East Devon and West Dorset, including at Beer Regatta, Sidmouth Folk Festival, Branscombe Village Fare, Chardstock Village Fair and Whitford Fair.

Band member Alan Folkard said: “It’s been very special to have been able to make such a significant contribution to our chosen charity, Children’s Hospice South West.

“We love singing and keeping the sea shanty alive and have a great time knowing that, in our own way, we are helping to make a difference to children and families that the hospice supports.”

CHSW community fundraiser Paula Hullett said: “The Jurassix are a very special group and their authentic sound is keeping such an important maritime heritage alive and bringing so much joy to so many.

“We are very lucky to have their support and I hope people will get the chance to see the band perform at one of the many events they are booked to play this summer.”

You can catch the Jurassix this month at The Dalwood Music Day on Saturday (July 6) at 11am and again at 3pm. They will also be performing at the Chardstock Church acoustic evening on July 20 at 8.30pm, at the Kilmington Show on July 27, and at Beer Regatta on August 15.

For more information about The Jurassix on their website or to make a donation to the band’s fundraising for CHSW, visit their JustGiving page.