Friends to host ‘BruceFest’ in mem­ory of their late pal

Wicklow People - - NEWS -

Gen­er­ous friends of the late Bruce Rum­bold (45), who passed away sud­denly last month, are host­ing a ben­e­fit night to help raise money for his fam­ily.

Bruce, from Wood­brook, was fa­ther to young Matthew and husband to Har­riet, and passed away from nat­u­ral causes on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 8.

‘BruceFest’ takes place on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 2, at 8 p.m., in Christy’s Bar, Ark­low, and will see his best friend, Paul Hayes, take the plunge and shave his head, which he has not cut in over 14 years.

The re­sponse so far has been phe­nom­e­nal, as Paul’s Go­FundMe page – www.go­fundme. com/zyeg jt-hair-today-gone-to­mor­row – is only a cou­ple of hun­dred off the €3,000 tar­get.

Lo­cal busi­nesses have do­nated great raf­fle prizes, such as tele­vi­sions, an iPad Air, a signed Ire­land jer­sey from the soc­cer team and art from lo­cal artists.

Bruce’s good friend Neil Har­ris, one of the or­gan­is­ers, said peo­ple can do­nate or buy tick­ets through Ark­low Com­puter So­lu­tions, Beat That Records and Ka­vanagh’s in Ark­low if they do not want to do it on­line.

‘The night prom­ises to be full of fun, just the way Bruce lived his short life,’ said Neil.

Sev­eral bands and DJs, in­clud­ing Dead La­bel, Warpath and DJ Eye­ball Fen­boi, will pro­vide en­ter­tain­ment.

Tick­ets are €10 and in­cludes food, and au­to­matic en­try into a draw to be in with a chance of win­ning two tick­ets to see Manch­ester Un­til play in Old Traf­ford.

Friends of the late Bruce Rum­bold will host BruceFest to help raise money for his fam­ily.

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