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Ilford ice bucket challenge and ska sounds help raise money for charity

PUBLISHED: 12:06 01 September 2014 | UPDATED: 12:06 01 September 2014

Josh Gleaves performs at the Stomp out cancer event

Josh Gleaves performs at the Stomp out cancer event

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Ice buckets and bands were at the ready at an all-night music event in aid of a cancer charity.

Josh Gleaves performs at the Stomp out cancer eventJosh Gleaves performs at the Stomp out cancer event

Reggae, roots and ska was the soundtrack to Saturday’s Stomp Out Cancer event, at The Guildhall in High Road, Ilford, which has raised almost £1,000 for the Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund so far.

The event hosted performances from headline band The Talks - who have collaborated with ska legends The Specials - along with 13-year-old regional talent show finalist Josh Gleaves.

Ice buckets were at the ready too as people at the event took on nominations and prompted donations as they dumped ice-cold water over themselves.

Event organiser Pete Lacey, 51, of Hornchurch, said: “It went really well and there was some really cold bodies out there after taking on the ice bucket challenge.”

Pete Lacey and Gerard Bourke, organisers at the Stomp out cancer eventPete Lacey and Gerard Bourke, organisers at the Stomp out cancer event

He added: “We have sown the seeds for next year’s event.”

Organisers, who are still counting the money made on Saturday, are urging people to continue donating to the cause.

Visit justgiving.com/stomp-out-cancer to donate.

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