HEARTS IN HARMONY: Derbyshire musicians unite with a concert to support four causes

HEARTS IN HARMONY: Derbyshire musicians unite with a concert to support four causes

Tickets go on sale on Valentine's Day for an online concert, raising money for four different organisations – all working together to share the love, and the music!

The concert will be streamed from 6th July – which is International Kissing Day!– and will feature nearly three hours of musical entertainment from five different acts.

The idea for the concert came from Rare Occasion (Judy Dunlop, Nigel Corbett, Jon Scaife), having wanted to do something to support the organisations who positively affect the lives of loved ones. It soon expanded to include musical friends Offshoots, Some Antics , New Horizons , Blair Dunlop and Ashley Hutchings – all instantly agreeing to be part of the event to help others. The music will be folk, with elements of jazz and more – all played by wonderfully talented musical performers. The MC for the concert will be guitar maestro Gordon Giltrap MBE, who has this message: “I hope with all my heart that funds raised will help to relieve some of the suffering. Please be as generous you can...”

Being online, the event will have a global audience, and profits from the concert will be shared equally between four causes. Blood Cancer UK are dedicated to beating blood cancer by funding research and supporting those affected. Hft provide services for people with learning disabilities to support them to live the best life possible. Meningitis Now are the founders of the meningitis movement and the only charity dedicated to fighting meningitis in the UK. ThisIsLuke is a Crowdfunder instigated to help young Luke Mortimer and his family with ongoing costs relating to Luke's quad amputation due to meningococcal meningitis.

Julia Kinch, Divisional Fundraising Manager for Hft sums up the response from the four causes: “We're thrilled to have been selected as one of the charities supported by the Hearts in Harmony concert. We're already looking forward to tuning in, and can't wait to see all of the fantastic acts that are lined up.”

You can buy tickets from b.link/heartsinharmony from Sun 14 February 2021 – the perfect way to show your love on Valentine's Day... Tickets are just £15 for up to 2 people watching (or £20 for more), and the event will be streamed online from Tue 6 July 2021.

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