Fabulous fivesome keen to get Mexborough fund-raising

By Michael Upton | 08/02/2018

Fabulous fivesome keen to get Mexborough fund-raising
Seen with their coffee and cakes (left to right) are: David Scott, Jamie Woodcock, Chris Waddington, Suzanne Nettleton, Tesco Community, sponsor; Malcolm Cheetham and Alex Brearly, Brearley and Co Accountants, sponsors. 183904

A FABULOUS five-some of fund-raising friends are planning a series of events to boost a mental health charity.

David Scott, from Roman Terrace, Mexborough, has teamed up with friends Jamie Woodcock, Ellen Taylor, Chris Waddington and Adam Taylor for a variety of money-spinning activities.

It kicked off on Saturday with a charity coffee morning for MIND at Swinton Library.

Further events planned include a sponsored walk, a sponsored cycle and the main event on Saturday, March 3, will be MINDfest — a day-long festival of indie, metal, punk and rock music at the Imperial Club in Mexborough, which will be headlined by The Antarctic Monkeys.

Also on the bill are The Inspectors, So Long Astoria, Fully Lynched, Rage Against The Bean, The Outcharms, CAZM, A Joker Amongst Thieves and Daz Cadwallander.

Entry is open until 9pm to children aged over 14 when accompanied by an adult and for over-16s only after 9pm.

David (36) said the friends had raised almost £3,000 for the charity last year and hoped to go even better this time around.

“A couple of us have suffered mental health problems and we know people who are going through the same thing,” he said.

“It doesn’t seem to be one of the most talked-about charities so we really want to get people discussing mental health.”

Visit https://tinyurl.com/ybafb5cn to buy you tickets for MINDfest, which are priced at £7.

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