Making music to help change a young life
Hayes FM presenter Hughie Dixon reviews the live band scene
LET me tell you how attending a music festival can not only lift your spirits and inspire you but also contribute to a very worthy cause that could change the life of one young Harefield resident forever.
From 11am this Sunday (August 14) a momentous gathering of local musical acts will take to the stage at Harefield United Football Club for what has become colloquially known as ‘Harestock’ to raise funds to send a now ‘famous’ 8-year-old girl named Jess Shepherd for vital treatment
at an American clinic.
Brave Jess was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer when she was aged just 3 years old which immediately went into remission. However, it has returned for the fourth time and now Jess needs urgent treatment from American cancer specialists. This is where your help is needed.
Get yourself down to Harefield United Football Club, Breakspeare Road, Harefield, UB9 6NE this Sunday for a great day of music and fun.
Your £10 entry fee goes directly towards the costs of Jess’s flight, treatment and living arrangements in the USA. Here’s a rundown of what’s in store: 11.00 - Nicky B 11.35 - Eddie 12.00 - Georgie B 12.45 - Ronnie Ryall 13.30 - The Harefield Ukulele Orchestra 14:15 - Mick Mancini 15:00 - Paul C 15:45 - Release The Peach 17:00 - Undersound 18:00 - Gaz South Band 19:10 - My Mate Jess
The usual festival standards like beers and burgers will be on sale plus a few pleasant surprises.
You can purchase your ticket(s) on the day or via the football club, the Harefield Pub or from Prebooc Cabs on Harvil Road, Harefield. Incidentally, Prebooc Cabs (01895 825825) are running extra cheap rates for fares going to and from ‘Harestock’ and £1 from each fare is going straight to Jess’s fund.
Be sure to tune into my interactive HayesFM radio show EVERY Tuesday at 9pm to hear live and original performers. PLUS more local live music news. You can find HayesFM on 91.8fm in London or GLOBAL on www. hayesfm.org.uk
n HELP THROUGH HARESTOCK: Funds raised will go towards specialist treatment for young cancer patient Jess Shepherd