Monday 3rd August 2015
Eddie Penny, who founded March of the Mods in 2013, his wife Debbie, and fellow organisers from Hartlepool, Micky and Sharon Hudson, presented the rock star with the cheque at Close House Golf Club in Newcastle. They were joined by Stephen and Julie Rafferty of Target 5, an Aberdeen band who have supported March of the Mods from the outset.
March of the Mods is a fundraising event that takes place each year, with Mod-themed events held across the country throughout March. Events range from fashion shows to scooter ride outs, raffles and auctions, and performances by bands and DJs, and all raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust, their chosen charity.
March of the Mods has raised a massive sum which will help teenagers and young adults with cancer through Teenage Cancer Trust’s units and services across the UK. Everyone involved should be really proud of themselves, their passion has created something amazing. The music industry was built on the backs of teenagers and I support Teenage Cancer Trust as a way of giving something back. The Mod scene has a huge link to teen culture which makes this partnership a great match.
Founder of March of the Mods Eddie Penny said:
We couldn’t be prouder. We’re not just having a great time celebrating Mod culture, but raising money for a charity that recognises young people don’t lose their teenage spirit just because they have cancer.
Handing over the cheque to Roger Daltrey, an original Mod icon himself, was an incredible moment for us. Thank you to everyone who has taken part in March of the Mods so far and helped us reach this landmark moment. Without people across the UK dedicating time and effort putting on local March of the Mods events, we would never have got this far.