Why you might have seen two giant limes in Doncaster ahead of huge gig by The Reytons

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Two giant limes touring the country to help promote a huge upcoming gig by South Yorkshire band The Reytons and raising money for charity along the way have landed in Doncaster.

The Rotherham-band – who also have Doncaster connections – will be playing a massive outdoor show in Clifton Park on July 6 – and ahead of the show, the band’s fans are transporting two huge pieces of lime across the country to help collect cash for Refuge.

The pieces of citrus fruit are a tribute to the band’s song A Slice Of Lime and earlier this week, stopped off at The Buttercross and The Lofthouse in Tickhill.

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The so-called Link Of Limes fundraiser has already raised £2,800, with organisers hoping to collect £5,000 for the charity which provides help and support to women fleeing domestic abuse.

The limes have been travelling the country ahead of a huge gig by The Reytons and landed in Tickhill.The limes have been travelling the country ahead of a huge gig by The Reytons and landed in Tickhill.
The limes have been travelling the country ahead of a huge gig by The Reytons and landed in Tickhill.

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A spokesperson for the Link of Limes event said: Slice Of Lime has become synonymous with the lads and an ever present on the set list.

“In November, a Reyton – as the fans are known as - posted on Facebook about two large 'wedges' of lime for sale in a junk shop in Hove near Brighton on the south coast."

They were bought – but then the challenge was to get them back to the north.

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The limes arrived at The Buttercross in Tickhill.The limes arrived at The Buttercross in Tickhill.
The limes arrived at The Buttercross in Tickhill.

“That is when we came up with The Link of Limes, with a relay of Reytons fans transporting the limes up from Hove to Stockport.

"A great idea that has now grown a life of its own.

“We are planning to cover the whole of the UK, highlighting the universal appeal of this extraordinary band.

"There is also a charity aspect to the venture as funds are being raised along the way for Refuge, the charity who support women suffering from domestic abuse.

The limes also stopped off at The Lofthouse in Tickhill.The limes also stopped off at The Lofthouse in Tickhill.
The limes also stopped off at The Lofthouse in Tickhill.

“The only definite destination for the limes is Clifton Park when The Reytons are playing a huge hometown gig to 20,000 people and hopefully the limes will be making an appearance on stage.

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“After that, they will just carry on their journey from Reyton to Reyton until they have covered the whole of the country – and further afield if possible.

The band are originally from Rotherham, but members now live in Doncaster.

Earlier this year, the group stayed true to their roots by featuring a picture of Conisrbrough’s Athelstane Road on the front cover of their latest album Ballad Of A Bystander.

The Reytons will be playing a huge concert in South Yorkshire this summer.The Reytons will be playing a huge concert in South Yorkshire this summer.
The Reytons will be playing a huge concert in South Yorkshire this summer.

The album features a photo of the street on a bin collection day hanging in an art gallery.

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After rising to the challenge of reaching the top of the UK Official Album Chart last year with their second album, What’s Rock And Roll? the band have rapidly established themselves as an electricfying live act, wowing fans across the country.

Made up of Jonny Yerrell, Joe O’Brien, Lee Holland and Jamie Todd, The Reytons have brought thousands of all-ages music fans to their door since releasing their Top 20 debut album, Kids Off The Estate in November 2021.

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