Concert in aid of baby charity
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.