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October 10, 2012
On 10th October Ian Lyall, Idea Group’s Managing Director took part in Legal & General’s sell out charity OctRock concert.
The venue for this year’s event was once again the O2 Islington Academy where an audience of around 200 was entertained by two bands whose members were drawn from Legal & General staff (with some assistance from their friends!).
The event focused on raising money for several cancer charities. This was particularly poignant as all band members have recently lost colleagues to the disease. In total, over £25,000 was raised both on the evening and in a series of other sponsored challenges leading up to the concert itself.
Ian played lead guitar with the Legal & General Investment Management Institutional Business band, Priority 1, rocking through a 40 minute set which included rock standards... and a few surprises!
Legal & General Group CEO, Dr. Nigel Wilson, summed up the feeling for all attendees, declaring the event a huge success and one which captured the spirit of the organisation.
With such a large sum raised for a very important cause, there is already talk of a repeat event in 2013, with an even more ambitious target and given demand for tickets, a substantially bigger venue...
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