Live music comes to town club to raise charity funds

Gary Barton Trust has donated money to Danetre Hospital
Gary Barton Trust has donated money to Danetre Hospital

A Daventry band will be performing at a club in the town in a bid to raise funds for a local charity.

Daventry Working Men’s Club is hosting the night with music from So’77 on Saturday, January 31 starting at 8pm.

Money raised at the event will be donated to the Gary Barton Memorial Trust.

The Trust was set up after the death of Gary at the age of 45 five years ago following a battle with cancer.

It was created to provide and assist in the provision of facilities, support services and equipment for the Cawthorne ward at Danetre Hospital and the Talbot Butler Ward at Northampton General Hospital. Both wards aided Gary during his treatment.

Thousands of pounds have been handed over to both wards as a result of fundraising events.

The So’77 fundraiser will be followed by another music night in aid of the Trust at Daventry Leisure Centre on Friday, February 6. This night involves three acts: Electric River, Maximum Jam (Jam Tribute band) and Neville Staple of The Specials.

One of Gary’s daughters, Emily, said: “We want to give both events some publicity to let the local community know they are happening –especially as both organisers planned these events off their own back for The Trust.”

So’77 are a tribute to the new wave music of the late 70s and early 80s and consist of Nigel Lewis on vocals, Jimmy Beech on guitar, Bryan Goodall on drums and Mark Jones on bass guitar and vocals. Entry to their fundraiser is £5 on the door and there will be three The Jam records signed by band member Bruce Foxton to be auctioned on the night.

Tickets for the Daventry Leisure Centre event on February 6 can be booked in advance at a cost of £7 from Vital Saloons or on 07734 144 100. Doors will open at 7pm.