BYHP Rocks with young musical talent

BYHP will be rocking the Town Hall Sept 16
BYHP will be rocking the Town Hall Sept 16

The most exciting young musicians in the area will be strutting their stuff on Friday, September 16 at the annual BYHP Rocks charity show.

The Town Hall gig will feature short sets from talented young performers Lindsey-May Cooper, Katy Jackson, Deslynn Smith, Isaac Stuart, Erin Tiger Lilley, Charlie Leavy and Jake Melles.

Organised by Sarah Lilley and the Banbury Young Homelessness Project team, in conjunction with Banbury Town Council, the event will raise awareness and much needed funds for this local charity.

Sarah said: “My own children have had a much more privileged home life than the young people who access the services of BYHP and I am aware that the charity needs a lot of funding to continue the work it does in our community so I decided to do something small to help.

“Both my children are aspiring young musicians so it seemed a great idea to get other local talented youngsters together and put on a gig at the Town Hall with all the proceeds going to BYHP.”

Tim Tarby-Donald, head of business at BYHP, said: “BYHP is very lucky to have supporters like Sarah and these young performers who want to help raise public awareness of the work we do and much-needed funds to help us maintain the range of services we offer.

“This event in particular is special for us as these young musicians are giving of their time to support other young people in Banbury. Often youngsters get a bad press but this is a wonderful act of generosity and support for their peers.”

Sarah added: “I am enormously grateful to the Town Council for allocating a small grant to BYHP to enable us to put the gig on and to Touchwood Security for providing security free of charge for the night.

“All we need now is to sell all 150 tickets and raise the most money we can for this fantastic local resource”.

Tickets are £8 in advance or £10 on the door and can be purchased from Naomi’s Cafe Bar on Bridge Street or by calling Sarah Lilley on 07866264642 or BYHP on 01295 259442.

Doors open at 7.30pm with the first act on stage at 8pm.