Con­cert in aid of baby char­ity

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORING -

MU­SI­CIANS are join­ing to­gether for a gig in aid of a char­ity which sup­ports pre­ma­ture ba­bies.

Sam Her­ring, who grew up in Mac­cles­field, is host­ing the con­cert to raise funds to­wards her cam­paign to run for char­ity Bliss in the London Marathon. She needs to raise at least £2,500 to take a char­ity place in the event.

Sam, who now lives in Northamp­ton­shire, chose to support Bliss after her son Isaac was born a month early. Isaac is now a healthy two year old but Sam has got to know par­ents with ba­bies who suf­fered prob­lems due to be­ing born pre­ma­turely. She de­cided to do a se­ries of runs to help Bliss.

Sam grew up in Mac­cles­field and her hus­band Mike’s fam­ily live in Sut­ton. They have cho­sen to host the con­cert at the Scout Hut on Church Lane as they hope it will draw a good crowd.

Sam called on her mum, Gwyneth Jones, a singer song­writer who now lives in the Stafford­shire Moor­lands after leav­ing Mac­cles­field 13 years ago, to help track down mu­si­cians.

The lineup fea­tures bands The Wooden Robots, Moyle Borowski and Ham­mill and The Booze Brothers.

Gwyneth, 57, said: “Sam and Mike grew up in Mac­cles­field and this is like a home­com­ing for them. We are Mac­cles­field peo­ple and have grown up with the live mu­sic scene that Mac­cles­field is so fa­mous for. I have been singing in Mac­cles­field since I was 15. Mac­cles­field is a great home to live mu­sic and the per­fect place for Sam’s gig.

The mu­si­cians in­volved are well known to the com­mu­nity. Ray Her­ring, Mike’s fa­ther was a key fig­ure in bring­ing the com­mu­nity to­gether to build the new hall in Sut­ton which is now a fab­u­lous venue for com­mu­nity events.“

Big Bliss Bash is on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 21, from 7pm. Go to big­b­liss­bash. eventbrite.co.uk to buy tick­ets.

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