Music lovers banding together at Boldon pub charity gig

The Cheesemakers will be taking centre stage for a charity gig in aid of the British Lung Foundation in Boldon Colliery next week.
The Cheesemakers will be taking centre stage for a charity gig in aid of the British Lung Foundation in Boldon Colliery next week.
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Music lovers are getting tuned up to hit a high note for a vital cause.

A pair of benevolent bands will be taking centre stage at a charity gig next week to swell the coffers of the British Lung Foundation.

It is a cause close to our hearts.

Chris Ogilvie

The night of live entertainment will be served up at the Flat Tops pub, in North Road, Boldon Colliery, on Saturday, July 25.

South Tyneside groups Saving Grace and The Cheesemakers will be performing from 7pm, with entrance free but donations on the night gratefully received.

Chris Ogilvie, guitarist and singer for Saving Grace, organised the musical extravaganza in a bid to score support for a charity close to the hearts of both bands.

He said: “There are members of both bands who know people who have been effected with lung conditions, so it is a cause close to our hearts. The pub will be packed and it always produces a lively atmosphere.

“As well as supporting charity, this is a chance to see bands performing live, which you don’t see as often on the pub scene any more.”

The show starts at 7pm and also includes a raffle, with a prizes donated by generous businesses.

The evening of entertainment will run until about 11pm, with other talented acts expected to join the bands on stage throughout the 
night.