A fundraising event in aid of Cancer Research UK raised over £6000 this month.

Research Rocks 2 was the second annual event in aid of the cancer charity, which saw a variety of local musicians perform, as well as a vast array of stalls selling goods. 

The Dashwood Arms in Piddington played host to this years event, which saw over 20 local bands and musicians take to the stage to raise vital funds for the charity. 

Visitors enjoyed performances from the likes of Big Mac and the Fried, The Jukesters and Two Non-Blondes. 

Sarah Conneely, who organised the event because her family and friends have been affected by cancer themselves, expressed her gratitude to all the performers who took to the stage for free. 

She said: "The first event was such a success with people wanting more that we agreed to do it again.

"All the bands were just brilliant. They gave up their time to come here and went on stage for free to raise money." 

Sarah also receieved a cheque for £2,000 from Carol Shepherd, who has been collecting 50 pence pieces since her husband died of cancer. 

Carol passed the cheque to Sarah on behalf of the Barry Foster Memorial Fund. 

Sarah said: "It was so wonderful for her to do that. It was very heartwarming."

Research Rocks 3 has already been confirmed and will go ahead next year on May 1.  

Sarah, a keen charity worker who manages the High Wycombe Cancer Research UK store, recently received the Shop Manager Award for her 'amazing' contributions to the charity.

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