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Oxjam Preston: City to join nationwide charity music festival

Posted on - 2nd July, 2013 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Events, Music, News
Oxjam gives a chance for local bands to raise their profile and generate funds for charity

Oxjam gives a chance for local bands to raise their profile and generate funds for charity

Local bands and music lovers will have their chance to play a role in a charity gig this autumn.

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Oxjam returns to Preston as one the cities and towns it takes place in across the UK.

The event sees a series of gigs at venues across the city.

Prevous venues to get involved have included 53 Degrees, Kolor Bar and Mad Ferret.

Kylie Morrison, Oxjam Regional Support Executive, said: “We’re really excited to be playing our part in making Preston part of a month-long musical celebration right across the country. Even more importantly, Gig Makers have the opportunity to show that the best in local music can have a global impact too – for example, just £7 could feed a family.

“So everyone who arranges an event can have a great night whilst also knowing that they’re helping to change lives around the world too.”

In 2012 there were over 7,000 musicians involved on Oxjam gigs across the country.

Heather Walkington-Peak, who was an Oxjam Gig Maker last year, says, “Signing up to become an Oxjam gig maker gave me the confidence to put on an event as the team at Oxfam supported me every step of the way.

“It gave me the opportunity to showcase local talent, make new friends and develop my skills in event organising. Being able to raise money whilst doing the thing I love the most, listening to live music, makes Oxjam the perfect festival to be part of.”

Anyone wanting to volunteer or get involved can sign up online via the Oxfam website.

Image credit to Michael Gallagher

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