Weston record store owner's tribute to John Lennon Helps to raise money for Spalding and Holbeach Macmillan Cancer Support
A record store owner has paid homage to a musical legend while also raising money for a good cause.
Alan Barnsdale has created a tribute wall to John Lennon at Uptown Records to mark what would have been the Beatles star’s 80th birthday.
He is also raising money for the Spalding and Holbeach’s Macmillan Cancer Support group by selling copies of the Imagine single from his store in Baytree Craft Centre at the Weston garden centre.
The charity is close to Mr Barnsdale’s heart after losing his brother Michael to cancer and his partner Sharon Roberts has also been battling the disease.
Sharon has undergone two operations, including one at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in the spring.
Mr Barnsdale said: “It is important to me to support this charity as my brother died of cancer and my partner had two major cancer operations and she is very lucky to be here.
“We had a check-up three weeks ago and they can’t find any.”
Mr Barnsdale has created the wall using an enlarged print of the legendary singer songwriter, who would have turned 80 on October 9 but was killed in New York in December, 1980.
The print has been surrounded by singles and the tribute will be in place until Christmas.
Mr Barnsdale said: “Other musicians have come and gone but the Beatles have stood the test of time.”
Lorraine Hill and Anne-Marie Carter are running a fundraising area at the Baytree Craft Centre for Macillan.
Chairman of the Spalding and Holbeach committee Lorraine Buckingham said: “We are incredibly grateful
to Alan and everyone at Baytree Craft Centre for their support as we are unable to get out in the community to undertake our usual fundraising.”