Music for Living – a fantastic fundraising event at The Jam House, Edinburgh
Posted 28 May, 2012
On Thursday 21 June, in the middle of Dementia Awareness Week 2012, there will be a spectacular night of music and entertainment at The Jam House on Queen Street, Edinburgh, in aid of Alzheimer Scotland. There will also be a raffle and auction – including a signed and framed limited edition Jack Vettriano poster, a holiday for 2 in a cottage with hot tub and sauna and haircut from Charlie Miller - hosted by Craig Hill. The event will have performances from:
Safehouse (plus Chris Glen of The Sensational Alex Harvey Band)
plus Scottish actors Jon Morrison and Sanjeev Kohli will be popping along to enjoy the show.
Scottish comedy sensation, Craig Hill, said, “I’m so pleased to be able to help such a wonderful charity that gives much needed support to families of and people with dementia. Hope everyone can make it along on the night and not only help us raise cash, but have a fun evening too! Looking forward to hosting the raffle and sorting my ‘peach’ tickets out from my ‘yellow’ – the eternal raffle dilemma!”
Music for Living has been organised by Soulussion’s Caroline Redgrift, Alan Midwinter, the manager of Alzheimer Scotland’s Lothian Early Onset Support Service (LEOSS – a service offering information, advice and support to people with dementia under the age of 65) and Jonathan Christie, support worker at LEOSS.
Caroline said “We are all really excited about the event and have had so much support from so many people. The charity is a cause very close to my heart. If we can make just a little bit of a difference, then it will make all the hard work everyone has put in worthwhile and it’s something I would personally do again in a heartbeat.
“It’s going to be a great night with a selection of Edinburgh’s finest musicians. Our thanks and appreciation goes to everyone who has donated to the raffle and auction and to the many people who have supported the evening. On a final note, I’d urge everyone to bring along their dancing shoes”
Jonathan said “Having had experience of dementia in my family – my grandfather – and how this formidable and incurable disease blighted his life and those close to him, it left me with a desire to one day help to do something actively to promote awareness and perhaps help in some small way. Alan and I had talked about organising this event for a while and we’ve been astounded by the amount of help and support we have received from so many people to make this a real night to remember. And as a musician too, I am looking forward to playing alongside some of Edinburgh’s music legends.”
Alan said “It is great to be part of an amazing evening such as this. To see so many people give up there free time to ensure that we are able to provide people with dementia and their families the most appropriate support. I look forward to meeting you at a great event.”
Tickets and booking
The event runs from 7pm until midnight, tickets £20 (balcony seats with waitress and dining option) and £15 (downstairs). Tickets are available from Tickets Scotland at 127 Rose Street, 0131 220 3234 or www.tickets-scotland.com and The Jam House at 5 Queen Street, 0131 226 4380 or www.thejamhouse.com/edinburgh.