The Mississauga Drummer Who Keeps on Drumming for Sick Kids

Chris Gormley of Daylight for Deadeyes has been busy this summer and I’ve been keeping tabs on the guy. Check out this feature from The Mississauga News.

Meadowvale’s Chris Gormley has reached his fundraising goal — and exceeded it — after spending the summer banging the drum for the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Gormley, who’s the drummer and lead singer for the band Daylight for Deadeyes, has been out walking the streets of Toronto this summer with a marching drum around his waist as part of his Drumming for SickKids campaign. His goal was to raise $10,000 for the hospital and he’s excited to announce he has raised over $11,000.

He’s holding his final march of the year on Saturday and it’s going to be a doozy. Gormley plans to leave Celebration Square around 6 a.m. and will walk an estimated 30 kilometres to the Bier Markt on the Esplanade in Toronto.

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