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YMCA – Burton Live Aid Comes to town
Staff and volunteers at Burton YMCA are thrilled that local business people are stepping up to help fundraise and support local Charities in the area. Burton is about to experience its first very own ‘Live Aid’ event. Fifteen local bands/Artists will perform a range of hits from across the ages on Saturday the 3rd June at Burton Rugby Grounds.
Local business man and community charity supporter Steve Tallet, of Crescent Motors and Ian Page a local business man are both involved in organising the event. They are helping to raise funds from the event for three local charities, YMCA, Citizens Advice Mid Staffordshire and the Burton Albion Community Trust. Acts performing include Rockaholic, Star from Ivy, Liquid Brass, Rainer and Kirby Frost with a headline slot from Oasis tribute, Supersonic.
When asked what inspired him to support the Charities, Steve Tallet said “I think each of these three charities do a brilliant job in supporting young people and families. I asked Dawn Green at Citizens advice, what can we do to fundraise and she informed me that although they desperately need the funds, they were too over stretched to fundraise themselves. This really upset me so I was thinking of a way to help. I also had a full day with the YMCA staff and got to see exactly what work they do with the homeless, those needing furniture, and an emergency food parcel, Counselling and Family Mediation. It was very humbling, and I thought again what more can we do to support these Charities.
Steve continued ‘We came up with this idea of a great fun family day out. We felt it important that people could also get something for their money and so along with members of the Charities, Burton Business Group and the Chamber of Commerce we came up with this idea, which promises to be a fantastic occasion. We’re hoping members of the public and local businesses will get behind this and as well as enjoying themselves, and do some vital fundraising for these great local charities at the same time.”
Ian Page said “As a local businessman, I am helping with Burton Live Aid because I believe it is very important to help local Charities and the Community, especially as they have experienced funding cuts. This impacts on many people and it’s important to support them. I’ve seen first-hand the work these Charities do, and felt I could use my skills in supporting them. I would encourage the public to book their tickets for this great family event.”
Paul Laffey Chief Executive of Burton YMCA said ‘This should be a fantastic fun day for all the family. It’s brilliant to see the support of local Business people like Steve Tallett and Ian Page and they are working hard to make this happen. Many members of the Rugby Club, Burton Business Club the Burton Chamber of Commerce are supporting the event but we are looking for more businesses to sponsor the event if anyone can help. We are so grateful to all that are working so hard behind the scenes, and to all the artists for coming to perform on the day.’
Burton Live Aid will take place on Saturday 3rd June 2017 at the Burton Rugby Club. Tickets are available online at www.burtonliveaid.co.uk or from the 3 separate charities. Tickets are just £10 for early bird offer or £15 on the gate, under 11s go free with a paying adult. Gates will open at 1.00pm. The first act starts at 2.00pm and will continue late into the evening until gates close at 11:00pm.
BTV went along to a charity fundraising night for Burton Albion community Trust Ghana Project at Apne Restaurant to bring you all the details.