Local bands at Rock The Ruins charity concert

‘Rock The Ruins’ is a charity concert taking place at Coventry Cathedral on Friday 26 May at 6pm. It will raise money for the Lord Mayor’s charities of choice.

Lord Mayor Tony Skipper has chosen charities including Teenage Cancer Trust and Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice. Local bands will perform on the Friday, showcasing their talents. Bands included are The Kontours, He Is A Pegasus, The Institutes, Callum Pickard & The Third Look, Wilde and Superhooch.

“I am proud to be the new Lord Mayor of Coventry in May and it’ll be a great start to my mayoral year by hosting this fundraising event,” Lord Mayor Tony Skipper commented.

“This concert will help in raising even more awareness of my chosen charities, whilst also giving local musicians an opportunity to showcase their talent in a prestigious venue for concert-goers in the spirit of charity.”

“We’re delighted to be hosting the ‘Rock The Ruins’ event as a collaborative effort between the Cathedral and the Lord Mayor’s office which celebrates great local music and will raise money for two great charities,” Coventry Cathedral events and marketing coordinator, Asha Eade-Green said.

“In addition, with the Lord Mayor Elect being a big supporter of local music, including attending previous events at the cathedral, our venue is the perfect place to host such an event,” she added.

“Teenage Cancer Trust makes sure that we’re there for young people from the moment cancer is diagnosed until long after treatment is over. But, right now, for every young person we reach, there’s another we can’t. Teenage Cancer Trust won’t just sit back and accept that and are expanding our work,” Teenage Cancer Trust West Midlands regional fundraising manager, Grace Higgins said.

“It’s thanks to fundraising events like Rock the Ruins that Teenage Cancer Trust are able to move a step closer to our aim of reaching every young person with cancer.”

“We are absolutely delighted that the Lord Mayor Elect has chosen Zoë’s Place as one of his charities,” Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice Community Fundraiser, Jane McGaffney said.

“Having such a high-profile public figure supporting us is so encouraging and will make a huge difference to our continued help for families who so desperately rely on us for respite and palliative care”.

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