Nearly 300 people turned up to a fundraising event in memory of a much-loved Thornbury musician who died last year.

Andy Dodd, a drummer in local band Ride the Edge, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 57.

His bandmates and widow, Gaye, then organised Party for Andy, helping to raise £4,400 for Pancreatic Cancer UK in the process.

Held at the Castle School, the event featured a variety of bands that Andy had a connection to.

Member of Ride the Edge, Noel Clarke, said: “We thought it was going to be big and Party for Andy really was, with nearly 300 people enjoying a whole evening of music provided by acts that Andy Dodd was involved with before he so tragically died from pancreatic cancer last year.

“Of course many of the people who danced the night away knew Andy, but even those who didn’t still appreciated the sentiment.

“The organisers want to send out a huge thank you to everyone who came out to support the event in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK . You all helped to raise an amazing £4,400.

“The bands were delighted to find the dance floor was full from the very first note to the final song - even the serving of the delicious food provided by Butties of Thornbury didn’t distract a determined core of dancers enjoying the music.

“Thanks to the musicians of Ukulele Jam, Mean ol’ Spider and Ride the Edge, Tom Grey at Loud Hire for the sound system, and all those who worked so hard to make this memorable event run so smoothly.

“All these people gave their time, their talent and their equipment for free, indeed the entire events team and performers even paid for their own tickets, so that Pancreatic Cancer UK could benefit to the max continuing the amazing research work that they fund into what is an incredibly cruel disease.”