Rod Stewart concert raises £150k for hospice

Rod Stewart concert for St Margaret's Hospice, Taunton County ground, June 2014 About 18,000 fans attended the concert in June

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A Somerset charity has raised £150,000 in a sell-out concert in Taunton featuring the singer Rod Stewart.

St Margaret's Hospice organised the show in June at Somerset Cricket's County Ground selling 18,000 tickets.

Chief executive Jon Andrewes said: "We hoped to raise £100,000 so the night was absolutely spectacular."

Mr Stewart's representatives said he was unavailable for comment. The charity needs £10m a year to run its two sites in Taunton and Yeovil.

The concert took two years for the charity to plan and formed part of Mr Stewart's five-date stadium tour.

The singer also performed during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

St Margaret's is the fourth largest hospice in the country.

The money raised came from a proportion of ticket sales and bucket collections on the day.

Rod Stewart at Commonwealth Games Rod Stewart has also performed at the Commonwealth Games this summer

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