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Melksham man's hearty night of music in Corsham for charity
10:00am Saturday 15th September 2012 in Latest News
A Melksham musician who suffered a heart attack three months ago has held a fundraiser to drum up interest for the British Heart Foundation.
Steve Rattley, who is a drummer for the band Black Widow, organised the event at The Royal Oak, in Corsham’s High Street, raising £326 .
The musician performing with his band at Sunday’s event, along with A Frayed Knot and Fat Freddy’s Cat.
Mr Rattley said he was relieved to be alive after his illness.
He said: “When it happened I understood what the symptoms were but I was like ‘No, not me’. When I was convinced I was having a heart attack I rang 999.”
Following his surgery, he was determined to do something in aid of the charity.
Musician Peter Gabriel and former England footballer Viv Anderson provided items for the raffle on the night. Mr Rattley said: “So many people came forward to help out, which was just fantastic.”
To find out more, visit the charity’s website at www.bhf.org.uk.