Crowds gather at St Albans Philippines relief concert at the Pioneer Club starring Shikari Sound System and Get Cape Wear Cape Fly

St Albans & Harpenden Review: French visitor Claire Margat, STAPH press officer Anne Dunlop and Enter Shikari's Chris Batten. French visitor Claire Margat, STAPH press officer Anne Dunlop and Enter Shikari's Chris Batten.

Musicians played to a 150-strong crowd in St Albans to raise hundreds of pounds towards the Philippines relief effort.

Musicians Shikari Sound System and Get Cape Wear Cape Fly played at the charity concert, organised by St Albans and Philippines charity members at the Pioneer Club on February 22.

The crowd had travelled from Luton, Hatfield and one young Enter Shikari fan, Clare Margat from Picardie, France, had travelled by train to St Albans Station.

Get Cape’s Sam Dunkworth spoke movingly about being "part of a global community" and while St Albans is helping the Philippines now, it may be in the future that people thousands of miles away will support Britain.

Enter Shikari’s Chris Batten said: "The event was for such a good cause and we were honoured to be involved. It was great to see and feel the huge sense of community coming together towards a common goal. All the artists were fantastic and we’re very grateful to everyone involved for helping to raise awareness."

STAPH is aiming to raise funds to re-build St Joseph’s School in a remote area of the Philippines near Tacloban. Families there still have no electricity and financial aid has still not reached them.

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Other acts in Saturday’s gig were Rob Lynch, TWOSIXONES and Engine-Earz. All the musicians enjoyed a meal of freshly cooked noodles and spring rolls made for them by the STAPH team.

Former St Albans MP Kerry Pollard, who helped to set the charity up, said: "It is great that so many young people came along to hear the music and support our charity. We look forward to holding other events for local youngsters and to encourage them to support this worthwhile cause."

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