Off the Rails host Medecins Sans Frontieres fundraiser in Lancaster this month

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Immerse yourself in an evening of music and more, as Lancaster's very own Creative Jazz Orchestra, Off the Rails, hosts this special fundraising event for the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) at the Gregson Centre, Lancaster on Friday 19th April. An invitation to celebrate community and make a positive contribution.

A fantastic variety of local artists are generously performing for free to support the cause. In addition to the afrobeat, spiritual jazz and afro-cuban set from Off the Rails there’ll be spoken word from Sarah Hymas, songs of protest from Vaz and Paddy Garrigan, breakthrough young band Off Licence, new editions from the rarely sighted Meters, Booker T and James Brown covers band The Meter Men, Anatolian Folk from Behind the Wheel – the new project from multi instrumentalists Sian Phillips and Paul Sherwood and Lancaster’s own Georgian Choir Chveni Khmebi.

To raise a little extra funds for MSF there will also be a raffle of artworks by renowned local artists!

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Medecins Sans Frontieres tirelessly provides medical aid to those in need, regardless of race, religion, or politics. Gather together at this event, treat yourself to an eclectic evening’s entertainment and extend a lifeline to the many currently facing unimaginable hardships around the globe.

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We hope that surrounded by friends, neighbours, and fellow music fans, at a time when division seems to dominate the headlines, we can show that the power of music, community, and compassion can make a difference.

Tickets in advance £10 or pay what you can ( – also on the door

MSF said: "An international, independent medical humanitarian organisation. We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff - most of them hired locally. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality."

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