Rockits on fire at big charity night in Spalding

Central German Shepherd Rescue supporters enjoying music from The Rockits at the big charity night.  Photo (TIM WILSON): SG120316-177TW
Central German Shepherd Rescue supporters enjoying music from The Rockits at the big charity night. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG120316-177TW
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It really was a groovy kind of love when an animal rescue charity held its big charity night at The Castle Sports Complex in Spalding.

The resident 50s and 60s band from Liverpool’s world-renowned Cavern Club, The Rockits, entertained with covers from the likes of The Spencer Davis Group, The Kinks and The Beatles.

The Rockits entertain at the Castle Sports Complex. SG120316-173TW

The Rockits entertain at the Castle Sports Complex. SG120316-173TW

And the 240-strong crowd helped contribute around £1,250 towards the work of Quadring-based Central German Shepherd Rescue (CGSR).

The charity hit the headlines when a German Shepherd bitch called Destiny and her pup Remo were rescued from death and found forever homes, although it is working week in, week out to rehome dogs.

Expenses amount to around £1,500 a month so the money raised at the charity night will be a big help.

Charity volunteer Mark Aspden said: “It was a fantastic night.

Happy faces in the crowd. SG120316-175TW

Happy faces in the crowd. SG120316-175TW

“The Rockits did three 45-minute sets – the dance floor was full and The Rockits got called back at the end for some more.”

Mark said ticket sales got off to a slow start, but there was a last-minute influx on the Friday and Saturday, which helped the charity. CGSR will stage another event next year but the format is undecided.

Previously ...

Destiny and Remo owe their lives to rescuers

Charity concert supporters enjoying a night at the Castle. SG120316-178TW

Charity concert supporters enjoying a night at the Castle. SG120316-178TW

Groovy night for 50s and 60s fans. SG120316-176TW

Groovy night for 50s and 60s fans. SG120316-176TW

Spirit of the 60s: CGSR trustee Marlene Aspden, Kelly Newell, Ocea-Lily Jarvis and Emily Wadsworth. SG120316-TW

Spirit of the 60s: CGSR trustee Marlene Aspden, Kelly Newell, Ocea-Lily Jarvis and Emily Wadsworth. SG120316-TW