COVENTRY Cathedral is to host a ‘Rock The Ruins’ concert for the incoming Lord Mayor’s chosen charities.
It takes place on Friday, May 26 from 6pm, and will allow local bands to showcase their musical talent.
The event will help raise money for forthcoming Lord Mayor Tony Skipper’s official charities – Teenage Cancer Trust and Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice.
Local bands and acts will include The Kontours, He Is A Pegasus, The Institutes, Callum Pickard & The Third Look, Wilde and Superhooch.
Councillor Skipper, who is set to take up his new role as Lord Mayor next month, said: “I am proud to be the new Lord Mayor of Coventry in May and it’ll be a great start to my mayoral year by hosting this fundraising event.
“This concert will help in raising even more awareness of my chosen charities, whilst also giving local musicians an opportunity to showcase their talent in a prestigious venue for concert-goers in the spirit of charity.”
Asha Eade-Green, events and marketing coordinator at Coventry Cathedral, said: “We’re delighted to be hosting the ‘Rock The Ruins’ event as a collaborative effort between the Cathedral and the Lord Mayor’s office which celebrates great local music and will raise money for two great charities.
“In addition, with the Lord Mayor Elect being a big supporter of local music, including attending previous events at the cathedral, our venue is the perfect place to host such an event”.
Grace Higgins, regional fundraising manager (West Midlands), from Teenage Cancer Trust said: “Teenage Cancer Trust makes sure that we’re there for young people from the moment cancer is diagnosed until long after treatment is over.
“But, right now, for every young person we reach, there’s another we can’t. Teenage Cancer Trust won’t just sit back and accept that and are expanding our work. It’s thanks to fundraising events like Rock the Ruins that Teenage Cancer Trust are able to move a step closer to our aim of reaching every young person with cancer.”
Jane McGaffney, (Community Fundraiser), from Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice, added: “We are absolutely delighted that the Lord Mayor Elect has chosen Zoë’s Place as one of his charities.
“Having such a high-profile public figure supporting us is so encouraging and will make a huge difference to our continued help for families who so desperately rely on us for respite and palliative care”.
Tickets are priced at £10 in advance from Buytickets.at/coventrycathedral and £12 on the door, with free entry for under 16s as long as they’re accompanied by an adult. There will be a licensed bar along with street food also available on the night.