Helping homeless to tune of £1,500
MUSIC lovers have raised almost £15,000 to support the homeless.
Tunes4change was held at Poynton British Legion and saw a host of musicians take to the stage in aid of the homeless charity Lifeshare. And with a whopping £1,441 raised, organiser and musician Joe Ashworth has hailed the event a huge success.
Joe, who lives on Thornycroft Street in Macclesfield and co-organised the event with sound engineer Simon Inkpen, said: “It was a hugely successful, and musically eclectic night in an intimate setting, raising £1,441 for Lifeshare – a charity working to break the cycle of homelessness in Manchester.”
The event was kicked off with performances from Poynton soloist Phil Davies and Ally Dickaty of The Virgin Marys, who played a selection of the band’s classics. The Magik Otters, which includes lead singer and lyricist Joe, were the final band to take to the stage.
Judy Vickers, from the charity, was also on hand to say a few words about the work the charity does and to accept the cash, which included a donation of £200 from D J Massey and Son Jewellers, of Macclesfield.