Daventry drummer in national competition final for charity

A 12-YEAR-OLD Daventry drummer will be putting her talents to the test at the national final of Tesco Distribution’s Got Talent in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Georgia Inglis is representing Tesco Daventy Distribution Centre and will join 19 other acts from across the country that will battle it out for a £1,000 prize at the gala fundraising event on Saturday February 2 at Daventry Court Hotel.

Georgia has already beaten off competition from other aspiring stars to reach this stage with her drumming performance.

Georgia said: “I have been playing drums for about three years. I am the youngest member of Daventry Brass Band, playing assistant percussionist which incorporates drum kits, timpanis, chimes and much more. I also play guitar and cornet. I will be playing my own composition which includes a range of drums on the kit.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in an exciting fundraising event, have fun and help support Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists beat cancer at the same time.”

Now in its second year the competition aims to raise £60,000 which will contribute towards the £10 million record target that Tesco staff across the country hope to hit for Cancer Research UK, Tesco Charity of the Year.

The money raised by Tesco stores, distribution centres and offices will be spent on supporting 32 early diagnosis and detection research projects in local communities across the UK. Tesco and Cancer Research UK also aim to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease and reduce people’s anxiety about cancer.