Shirley singers high notes to raise funds for Dementia UK - The Solihull Observer

Shirley singers high notes to raise funds for Dementia UK

Solihull Editorial 25th Aug, 2022   0

SINGERS hit the high notes at a street gig in Shirley over the weekend to raise funds for Dementia UK.

Singer Ruby Mann brought back her Entertaining in The Crescent show, which she started during lockdown, once more and raised £700.

She was joined in Featherstone Crescent by Beccie Marshall, Vanessa Lee Vocals, Margo Peters, Charlotte Amy Clements, Debbie Filgate and Tommy Harper to raise funds for an admiral nurse, a specialist dementia nurse.

A raffle, which included prizes from Asda, Next, SLF Valeting, Prezzo, Amanda Jane Hair and Beauty, Pigeons Parlour and Lilly’s Tea Room, was also held.

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

Ruby said: “To say I am overwhelmed is an understatement to think when it all started on April 6, 2020

“The difference this is going to make is phenomenal, the admiral nurses are vital to families facing dementia so thank you everyone.”

Ruby was inspired to put on a concert for the charity after a neighbour suggested it to her and from seeing first hand what the disease has on people from her times performing in care homes.

She 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.


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