Busketeers present a total of £19.5k to trio of Black Country charities

The emergency department at Russells Hall Hospital and Headway Black Country were two of the charities to receive £6,500 from the fundraising effort.

A group of Buskers, led by Black Country Radio’s Billy Spakemon, have donated a total of £19,500 to three local charities.

‘The Busketeers’ raised the cash through a series of performances at events and functions across the region during 2023.

At an event last week, three cheques for £6,500 each were presented to Black Country Food Bank CEO, Jen Coleman; Jayne Emery from Headway Black Country and Dr Phil Atkins and Samantha Powers representing Russell Hall Hospital’s emergency department.

The presentation was held at The Crafty Jar, a new bar in Lower High Street, Stourbridge and was hosted by owner Andy Smith with a number of the artists who played alongside The Busketeers performing live. Busketeers founder, and Black Country Radio presenter, Billy Spakemon said:

“It’s been an incredible year for both the Busketeers and everyone who has supported us.

“With so many events rained off in July we were worried we would struggle to raise a decent amount, but once again the Black Country public proved us wrong and we ended up with our best total to date!

“There are so many folks to thank but it’s the people of the region who always astound us with their support.

“We are already working on 2024 where our charities will be Action Heart, Black Country Mental Health and a group of smaller local charities.

“To everyone who has been part of our 'family' our deepest thanks.”


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