Tapstock raises £700 for hospice

A bumper cheque for �700 was raised at the Tap and Spile on Falsgrave after a charity music night. Landlord Mick Mancrief is pictured preseting the cheque to Fundraising Team Leader Carolyn Jackson  and right, Finance Assistant at the Hospice Chris Minns. Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 114811
A bumper cheque for �700 was raised at the Tap and Spile on Falsgrave after a charity music night. Landlord Mick Mancrief is pictured preseting the cheque to Fundraising Team Leader Carolyn Jackson and right, Finance Assistant at the Hospice Chris Minns. Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 114811

TAPSTOCK, a music and beer festival at the Tap and Spile in Falsgrave, Scarborough, raised £700 for St Catherine’s Hospice.

Eleven acts played in two rooms for 20 hours over three days, a fortnight ago.

Performers included Max Kynman, 15, whose dad Paul runs the pub’s open-mic night on Tuesdays; Ishka, who formed to play at the open-mic nights; and Paul Tilley and Tom Townsend, who play at the Tap every Wednesday evening.

Sharing the bill, and playing 20 hours of music in two rooms over three days, were the Railroad Hobos, Alastair James, Best Served Cold, Superjets, Shamrockers, Tom Davenport, Jesse Hutchinson and Snatch.

All the performers played for free to ensure that as much money as possible was raised for the hospice.

The proceeds were boosted by a raffle which Mr Mancrieff and his staff ran at the pub throughout the previous week.

The beer festival featured 24 beers.

Landlord Mick Mancrief says the event was in memory of his niece Julie Hawkings.

He is now planning to stage a similar event every year in aid of a worthy cause such as the hospice.