For the second year running, a night of entertainment is planned to raise money for Folkestone’s homeless.
After stories in the press about homelessness last January, Paul Reynolds wanted to do something to help and decided to arrange a night of music and entertainment: “I wanted to do something but like us all we can't afford to walk down the street giving money out to every homeless person we see, and you can never be sure that the money will be used in the right way. So I thought "what can I do?"
Running sound experience Disco, PA and lighting hire, Paul has known many local bands for years, giving him the idea to put on an event in Folkestone.
Paul decided to raise money for the Rainbow Centre: “They are a fantastic local charity that can offer so much to the homeless and families in crisis. Jon Wilson and his team have an amazing centre and sometimes the smaller local charities can be forgotten amongst the bigger nationals.
“All charities are of course very important, but I'm a firm believer that charity starts at home, and Folkestone is OUR home.”
Supported by the Southcliff Hotel for a second year, the hotel has donated the venue for free and the bands have all also donated their time.
This year doors open at 7pm with live music from Apache Show Band starting at 8pm. The band is followed by a comedy set with Andy Leach, who has previously appeared on The Royal Variety Performance and then from 10pm it’s back to the 80’s with the A-Tees – playing a nostalgic mix of hits. To finish the evening off there will also be a disco, ending the night at 12.30am.
Tickets for the event are £9 which includes a sausage and chip buffet, and can be purchased from the Folkestone Guitar shop on New Street or by visiting the event’s Facebook page. You can also call Paul on 07901 563865.
You can also find a full list of the generous supporters of this year events on the Facebook page.