March with the mods at Gang­ster­ville 2016

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - An­drea O’Neill

Like-minded lo­cal rock­ers will band to­gether for a se­cond year in aid of Teenage Can­cer Trust.

Gang­ster­ville re­turns to Green­hills Com­mu­nity Cen­tre in East Kil­bride this Septem­ber with per­for­mances from the town’s top rock bands: Rat Pa­trol, Sux Pas­tels, The Cherry Reds and Skale­do­nia.

Last year’s in­au­gu­ral Clashthemed event raised a whop­ping £8000 for the char­ity while rais­ing aware­ness of the plight of teenage can­cer vic­tims.

Or­gan­is­ers Brian Byrne (Skale­do­nia gui­tarist) and Mur­ray Dal­glish (Sux Pas­tels drum­mer) said this week they are aim­ing to smash last year’s to­tal.

Brian told La­nark­shire Live: “It was an amaz­ing suc­cess last year and sold out re­ally quickly.

“There was a temp­ta­tion this year to move it to a big­ger venue but, with the sup­port of busi­nesses and in­di­vid­u­als, we hope to top the £8,000 raised last year.

“We have had some pledges of re­ally cool stuff for the raf­fle and will be look­ing in the com­ing months to get as many lo­cal busi­ness in­volved to sup­port such an ex­cel­lent cause and for peo­ple on the night to have a great time.”

The fundrais­ing gig is in­spired by March of the Mods, a na­tional fundraiser run and sup­ported by a col­lec­tive of like-minded fans of Mod mu­sic who host events through­out the month of March for the Teenage Can­cer Trust.

Sup­ported by the likes of The Who, March of the Mods has raised thou­sands of pounds for the char­ity.

Seven young peo­ple are di­ag­nosed with can­cer ev­ery day.

Teenage Can­cer Trust help cre­ate world-class can­cer ser­vices for young peo­ple in the UK, pro­vid­ing life-chang­ing care and sup­port so they don’t have to face can­cer alone. Skale­do­nia will play March of the Mods at the Bun­ga­low in Pais­ley with Esper­anza and Fudgie McFadden in aid of Teenage Can­cer Trust on Sun­day, March 27.

Gang­ster­ville – named af­ter a Joe Strum­mer song – is now an an­nual East Kil­bride event.

This year’s fundraiser takes place on Septem­ber 16 from 7pm till late.

DJ Large will also be spin­ning some tunes through­out the night.

Tick­ets are on sale now priced £8 and are avail­able from hash­tag­man­age­ment.big­car­tel.com/ or from the bands di­rectly. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.face­book.com/gang­ster­vil le­Scot­land68/?fre f=ts:/

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