Mr Music's motor is no van ordinaire
- Credit: Tim Dixon
Devon charities and community organisations looking to hold outdoor events this summer are being offered a big helping hand by Honiton’s Mr Music John Capon.
During the week he is the well-known senior salesman with local double glazing company Otter Windows, which he launched in the town back in 2008.
But at weekends throughout spring, summer and autumn he provides his mobile sound system and commentary box services free of charge to good causes all over the county.
“Now that Covid restrictions are easing, it may well be that there are charities and community organisations making last minute preparations to stage summer events and if so, I still have a number of slots left in my diary,” said John.
“I am already booked for Force Cancer Charity’s Nello bike ride from Topsham in June and for Exmouth Hospiscare ladies’ Twilight Walk in July – and I have other events in prospect but if anyone else now needs a helping hand, then please do get in touch by emailing John@otterwindows.co.uk,” he added.
His extraordinary community work began a decade ago when self-confessed ‘music nut’ John installed a ‘super-duper’ sound system in his company van to ensure that the Honiton Majorettes would not be drowned out during the town’s annual carnival parade.
Since then, he’s toured the county providing music and commentary and even laser light shows for carnivals, fetes and other fun community events – and he has raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity.
But wearing his double- glazing hat, John had some good news of his own recently when Otter Widows, which has grown from strength to strength over the years to serve the whole of East Devon, reached its milestone 30,000 installation.
“These days a growing number of customers are choosing to upgrade their conservatories to make them useable all the year around with the installation of solid roofs plastered on the underside to make them more like an additional room,” said John.