Yorkie hosts gig fundraiser

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There will be an all day gig of heavy alternative music at the Yorkshire House in Lancaster this Saturday 16, in aid of the Eve Appeal for ovarian cancer awareness month.

The event will run between 3pm and 1am, with performances from metal and punk acts such as Hammers, Pine Barrens, Claw The Thin Ice, Lies, All Lies and Lancaster “doom metal” band Mammoth Axe.

Laura Wade, who is organizing the event at the Yorkshire House said: “All the bands are awesome, but I’m especially looking forward to Lies, All Lies.

“March is Ovarian Cancer awareness month and I lost my mum to the disease four and a half years ago.

Since then I’ve been wanting to support charities who fund research into fighting it.

“The symptoms are so vague that many people who get it don’t realise until it’s too late, my mum was a nurse her whole life and she didn’t know.”

Attendees won’t be charged a fixed price for entry, but instead pay any amount they want to donate to The Eve Appeal for research into ovarian cancer. There will also be a raffle and various drinks offers.

Before even beginning, the event has already raised £274.79 for the appeal, through donations online.

Daniel Mills, of the relentlessly fast headline act Hammers, said they were honoured to be part of the gig: “The ‘pay what you want on the door’ approach should hopefully prompt people to dig deep, and donate based on their conscience, rather than just on the value of what is an otherwise great lineup.”

“Supporting great causes such the Eve appeal, that are integral to the personal experiences or the emotional strength of our friends and their families is something we are keen to represent.

Mammoth Axe Frontman and Lancaster University of Cumbria student Celt Davies Kenny said: “Yeah we’re definitely well excited for it. It’s a great cause to be part of. Cancer is such a menace in general.”