Corsham Man Holds Charity Gig Inspired by Life Saving Heart Operation
By nhavergal | Monday, September 03, 2012, 15:14
A man who suffered a heart attack three months ago hosted a charity event in the aid of the British Heart Foundation at The Royal Oak last night.
The event raised over £350 for the British Heart Foundation.
Steve Rattley, the drummer for local band Black Widow suffered a heart attack while at home which led to a serious heart operation at the Bristol Heart Institute.
Steve said: "I immediately understood what the symptoms were but I was like 'no not me' so I went downstairs and after 10 minutes I was convinced I was having a heart attack so I rang 999."
Following his heart operation Steve organised the charity event with all donations, including pints sold at the bar going to the British Heart Foundation.
Raffle prizes were also donated by celebrities such as Peter Gabriel and former England football player Viv Anderson.
The three local bands providing entertainment for the event were: Black Widow, Afrayed Knot and Fat Freddy's Cat.
"So many people have come forward to help out which has been fantastic," Steve added.
The charity event raised £326 for the British Heart Foundation.
The British Heart Foundation was founded in 1961 by medical professionals and is a nationally recognised charity which helps fund research into heart disease and supports those who have been affected by heart illnesses.
For more information about The British Heart Foundation visit their official website here.