Music marathon organiser 'over the moon' with fundraising total

PUBLISHED: 17:00 25 August 2019 | UPDATED: 10:14 26 August 2019

Sarah Wilkinson and her son Ashley with the help of Nick Stiling and Jamie Reeves of the Dog and Donkey pub present a cheque to Jo-Anne Rigby and Marie Doran of Macmillan. Ref exb 34 19TI 8627. Picture: Terry Ife

Sarah Wilkinson and her son Ashley with the help of Nick Stiling and Jamie Reeves of the Dog and Donkey pub present a cheque to Jo-Anne Rigby and Marie Doran of Macmillan. Ref exb 34 19TI 8627. Picture: Terry Ife

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A 14-hour marathon of music has raised vital funds for a cancer charity.

Sarah Wilkinson and her son Ashley with the help of Nick Stiling and Jamie Reeves of the Dog and Donkey pub present a cheque to Jo-Anne Rigby and Marie Doran of Macmillan. Ref exb 34 19TI 8621. Picture: Terry IfeSarah Wilkinson and her son Ashley with the help of Nick Stiling and Jamie Reeves of the Dog and Donkey pub present a cheque to Jo-Anne Rigby and Marie Doran of Macmillan. Ref exb 34 19TI 8621. Picture: Terry Ife

Sarah Wilkinson spearheaded the event as a way of repaying Macmillan Cancer Support for the work their nurses are doing to help her mum who is suffering with the degenerative disease.

The final total raised was £2,526.

Among the acts performing at the Dog and Donkey in Knowle Village last month were Sadie Horler, Revision Party and Lympstone-based Telstar.

The Budleigh Ukelele Strumming Club - of which Sarah is a member - performed.

Sarah Wilkinson and her son Ashley with the help of Nick Stiling and Jamie Reeves of the Dog and Donkey pub present a cheque to Jo-Anne Rigby and Marie Doran of Macmillan. Ref exb 34 19TI 8623. Picture: Terry IfeSarah Wilkinson and her son Ashley with the help of Nick Stiling and Jamie Reeves of the Dog and Donkey pub present a cheque to Jo-Anne Rigby and Marie Doran of Macmillan. Ref exb 34 19TI 8623. Picture: Terry Ife

There was also a raffle to boost the total.

Sarah said she was 'over the moon' with the amount raised.

She said: "I planned to raise £1,000 so we smashed that.

"The energy on the day was great - everyone was so happy to be there."

The 38-year-old said she is planning to do another fundraising event for a good cause next year.

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