Monday, 08 September 2014

Christmas came early at Peace Hospice Care with a generous donation of a Playstation and a top of the range Sony mobile phone from Watford's popular punk band - Gallows.

Formed in 2004, Gallows have gone from performing in local pubs to headlining worldwide stages, gaining a massive following along the way.

This summer, a gig in Hyde Park landed them with the dream gift of a brand new Playstation and a Sony mobile.

Gallows, founder member and lead guitarist Laurent Barnard (Lags), a former pupil of Watford Boys school was keen for the goods to be given a home in the local community.  Peace Hospice Care was his chosen charity.

'I am a big fan of Peace Hospice Care,' said Laurent.  'I regularly shop for vinyl in the South Oxhey store and have also found some great vintage clothes in the Hospice charity shop'.

'It was a bit hard to let the Playstation go. It would have been easy to keep it for ourselves but we wanted to give something back to where we are from.'

Gallows, who were formerly signed to Warner Bros, have also used their musical muscle to support Rock against Racism and the cancer charity Marie Curie.

While their fans await the forthcoming release of their new album 'Desolation Sounds', Peace Hospice Care will be awaiting a perfect opportunity in the near future to auction or raffle the donated goods.

Peace Hospice Care Director of Fundraising, Ropinder Gill said 'This is a great donation and we thank Gallows for their support.  'We need to raise £4.2 million of charitable income every year for our services and every donation counts.  We really appreciate a local band supporting their local Hospice.