Top bands back gig for charity
THE Rock4Macmillan festival returns to Homelands next week, when Ashford’s bestknown bands will once again take to the stage to support the cancer charity. The previous event in October saw 400 fans attend, raising £800, and organiser Julie Twydell says fans can expect an even better show this time round. Graphic designer Julie, 25, set up the festival to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support which works to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. She has been a supporter of the charity since her father Ted’s death from the disease in 1998. She said: “Last time it was brilliant, an eventful, emotional rollercoaster event. People had so many different reasons for being there, supporting the charity, the bands etc, and this year will be even bigger and better. “I’d like to thank Peter Young from Ashford Town Football Club, Steve Monk from Ashford Rocks, and of course all the bands. “I’m 26 on April 11, so it’s my birthday bash too!” In addition to the concerts, Julie raised £1,500 for Macmillan last May by walking 100 miles across the Sahara desert. In November, she is heading to Mexico for a 240 mile jungle trek and white water rafting challenge, which she hopes will raise a further £3,000. The line-up for the festival on Easter Saturday, April 7, includes favourites like Sizen, Electric River, Dayfall and many more. Doors open at 3pm, with tickets costing £5. All profits from the night will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Organiser Julie Twydell