Lockdown singer ready to perform charity street gig once more - The Solihull Observer

Lockdown singer ready to perform charity street gig once more

Solihull Editorial 18th Aug, 2022   0

A POPULAR lockdown performer is set to return with a host of singers for a street gig to raise funds for Dementia UK.

Singer, Ruby Mann, from Shirley will be bringing back her Entertaining in The Crescent show back once more on Sunday, August 21.

From 3pm Ruby Mann Sings will be joined in Featherstone Crescent by Vanessa Lee Vocals, Reza Farrell, Beccie Marshall, Debbie Filgate and Tommy Harper to raise funds for an admiral nurse, a specialist dementia nurse.

During her previous street gigs Ruby has raised funds for the children’s charity, the NSPCC and The Brain Tumour Charity.

She said: “It was a neighbour’s suggestion the next show I put on we should raise money for Dementia UK.

“It’s close to so many peoples hearts.

“I myself as well as performing in hotels, clubs, pubs and corporate events I sing in care homes too and see first hand the effect this disease has on the individual and their families.”

Ruby started performing shows in the Crescent during the national lockdowns and gave her neighbours a chance to enjoy live music while sticking to the restrictions in place.

Over time it grew and other began to join her.

She said: “As time went on we decided to start incorporating raising money for charity whilst entertaining.

“It was quite therapeutic for me as obviously all my work had to be cancelled due to Covid.

“It meant I could still do what I love to entertain and raise money at the same time.

“Of course this time there won’t be any official restrictions so we’ll really be able to enjoy ourselves all for a great cause.”

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