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Watton band The Chill donate money to Poppy Appeal

PUBLISHED: 09:10 02 December 2009 | UPDATED: 11:31 08 July 2010

A WATTON rock band have raised more than £300 for this year's Poppy Appeal.

A WATTON rock band have raised more than £300 for this year's Poppy Appeal.

The Chill donated their appearance fee from a gig at Norwich venue the Brickmakers, as well as proceeds from a specially produced album called Hollow Smile, which features all their own songs.

The idea was hatched after their promotions manager booked the gig at the Brickmakers on November 11.

The band said: “It is such an important date to remember all those who have served their country in times of conflict, so we decided we wanted to show our appreciation in a tangible way.”

The Chill consists of brothers Kevin and Adam Chilvers, whose father Alan carries the standard for the British Legion in Watton, John Farmer, Tom Hamling and Leah Wheeler.

The band will next be playing at The Queen Vic in Snettisham tonight and The Waterside in Hunstanton on December 4, with both gigs starting at 9pm.

A cheque to the Poppy Appeal was presented to the chairman of Watton Branch Royal British Legion, Keith Clarke, last week, at the band's rehearsal room in Scoulton village hall.

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