Gig will help homeless
A LIVE music event has been organised to help the homeless.
Musician Joe Ashworth, of Thornycroft Street in Macclesfield, has organised ‘Tunes4change’ to raise money for homeless charity Lifeshare.
The gig, at Poynton British Legion on Friday, February 10, will include performances from The Magick Otters, Ally Dickaty from Macclesfield’s The Virginmarys and Poynton soloist Phil Davies.
Joe, who is the singer and lyricist for The Magick Otters, came up with the idea with pal Simon Inkpen.
He said: “Music is a force for good, whichever way you slice it, but live music carries a particularly emotive and positive energy, so a friend and I have set up a live music event featuring local artists.
“Walking from Piccadilly Station to work at Manchester Town Hall every day, I’ve noticed that the number of people struggling to survive on the streets has been increasing at an alarming rate.
“The issue hasn’t really hit so hard in Macclesfield yet, and I don’t have a crystal ball, but I sense the current economic situation does not bode well for the immediate future. So I found myself wondering what else I could do to effect change.”
Tickets cost £10 (£12 on the door), available from The Swan With Two Necks on Chestergate, Margin Music and Trackside Studios.
A return coach from The Olde Millstone on Waters Green will be available for £15, including entrance.
Joe Ashworth from The Magick Otters (centre)