Music event to boost RSPCA

Junction 31
Junction 31

Junction 31, the popular East Lancashire function band, have organised a charity fund-raising night of music and supper to raise much-needed funds for the RSPCA’s Altham animal centre.

Band member Laura Cooper heard that the charity’s East Lancashire branch had been forced had to cancel its fund-raising Masquerade Ball last Autumn due to poor ticket sales, so she decided to do something to help.

“I’ve done lots of volunteering for the RSPCA in the past and I thought it was a real shame the ball had to be cancelled,” said Laura, “so I spoke to the rest of the band and we were all up for helping out as best we could.”

The band contacted The Shireburn Arms Hotel in Hurst Green and plans were finalised for the event, which will include a hot-pot supper. The evening starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday March 23rd at the popular country venue.

Laura added: “We realise that times are tough, but local charities such as the RSPCA animal centre still have to find the money to continue with their work somehow. We are delighted to be playing our part in that, and we just hope that the event raises lots of money!”

Junction 31 are a versatile seven-piece covers band with a great mix of classic pop-rock, soul, funk and disco hits spanning five decades. Described as fun and energetic, the band is sure to get everybody up dancing. Its members hail from across East Lancashire and perform a wide range of music, covering artists such as Dusty Springfield, The Cure, Amy Winehouse, Toto, Sting, Jamiroquai, Wild Cherry, Roachford, Alannah Myles, Blondie and many more.

Tickets for the Hurst Green event are £15 including supper and are available from the RSPCA charity shop in Castle Street, Clitheroe, The Shireburne Arms in Hurst Green and also directly from Laura Cooper on 01254 851924. This is a ticket only event with a limited number of tickets, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

RSPCA Branch Manager Ken Harrison said: “It’s really great that people care so much about the work we do in looking after and rehoming unwanted animals from the local area.

“We are really pleased that Laura and the Junction 31 band have gone to all this effort to help us. It promises to be a really great night, so I just hope people will come along and support the event and have a good time too!”

To find out more about the work of the branch and how you can help, call at the charity shop in Castle Street, Clitheroe, or visit: www.rspca-lancseast.co.uk