On a feel-good evening in April, The Archive, a local band with a special connection to Aspire, took to the stage at Storey’s Field, in Cambridge, in aid of Romsey Mill, before an audience of 130 people of all ages. 

Gary, the bass guitarist, whose son attends our Aspire clubs, and the lead singer, Maxim, who is autistic himself, decided to host the gig to raise funds for Aspire. The amount raised was matched by Cambridge Consultants and Team Consulting. The final total was an incredible £2,700.

There was an upbeat atmosphere as Romsey Mill staff, Aspire members and supporters gathered to dance and enjoy fantastic from the years 1994 and 2004, including Blur, Oasis, Pulp, Eminem, Beastie Boys, and other classics.

Aspire youth workers Kat Rudge and Daisy Fairchild attended the event.

Daisy says:

“The event was not just a fundraiser, but a celebration of the wonderful community of Aspire. It was particularly heartwarming to see Oli, an Aspire young person whose dad is in the band, introducing them with confidence and style. Nicolas, from one of our younger groups, made a speech about how important Aspire is to him; the games, the toasties, and the friends!”

“Aspire wants to extend a heartfelt thanks to Gary and The Archive for their incredible performance and generosity.”

To contact The Archive:      www.facebook.com/TheArchiveBand