Help­ing home­less to tune of £1,500

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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