Fundraisers' joy after Millers boss Paul Warne backs MIND music festival

By Michael Upton | 11/02/2019

Fundraisers' joy after Millers boss Paul Warne backs MIND music festival
Millers boss Paul Warne backing the MINDfest event.

A BUMPER line-up of bands will help spread the word about mental health issues.

All-day music festival MINDFest — which is backed by Millers boss Paul Warne — is returning from noon onwards on March 2 at a new venue, the Ings Lane Sports & Social Club in Bolton on Dearne.

The full music line-up for the concert is as follows: Steve Gascoigne, Emily Lowe, A Joker Among Thieves, SBS Band, Black Toad, Chilifornication, So Long, Astoria, The Outcharms, Handsome Dan & The Mavericks, Foo You, Here’s Jonny and headline act Oasis Maybe.

All proceeds from the event, co-organised by David Scott, Jamie Woodcock, Chris Waddington and Ellen Taylor, will go to MIND.

The fundraising started early last weekend, with a charity coffee morning at Swinton Library on Saturday, and continues on Sunday (17) with a sponsored walk from Swinton Library to Elsecar Heritage Centre and back, setting off at 9.20am.

For fitness fans, there will be a sponsored walk from Swinton Library to Elsecar Heritage Centre and back, setting off at 9.20am, followed by a cycleathon at Tesco in Wath from 8am to 5pm on February 23.

David, of Roman Terrace, Mexborough, said: “One rider will be doing eight hours and others will be taking on an hour each.

"This year we will be raising money for the Sheffield/Barnsley and Rotherham MIND charities so all the money raised will stay if the local area.”

David, who said he was keen to get people talking about mental health, thanked Paul Warne and his players for helping to promote the event by posing with a specially-designed T-shirt.

“Their support means so much — they’re a credit to the local community,” he added.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/MINDfestlive/.