Live Music Night

Local singers will perform at a live music night in Shrewsbury next week to raise funds for The Crossbar Foundation, a charity launched earlier this year to support communities across Shropshire through sporting initiatives. The Foundation's vision is to engage with local children and young adults - and to make a difference in deprived areas across the county. Mark Hignett, Foundation trustee, said he's delighted with the impact the charity has already made and hopes lots of people will support the live music night at The House of the Rising Sun, in Butcher Row, next Tuesday, November 29 (7.30pm). Dave Busby, Robbie Jones and Andy O'Brien will all play acoustic sets and tickets are on sale now, priced £10, with all proceeds going to the Crossbar Foundation. Mark said: "We're really looking forward to it and it will be a good chance for us to get together and promote the Foundation outside of what we normally do, within sport, and it will be nice to tie in with the House of the Rising Sun, who have kindly selected us as their chosen charity for the year. "They're pulling out all the stops to support what we're doing, especially owner Sam Taylor, who sees the value of what we are doing in deprived communities." It will be the latest fund-raising venture for the Foundation following the success of 33 coaches and apprentices from Crossbar Coaching Education in Sport taking part in a 10K mud run at Weston Park in aid of the charity. Money raised through sponsorship is expected to bring in around £5,000. Mark added: "There was plenty of mud, a lot of obstacles. It was very wet, cold and we were climbing barrels, going into swamps, all sorts. It was good fun and as well as raising money for the Foundation, it was a really good team bonding exercise. The money raised is absolutely amazing for the Foundation to help us go into communities and set up new clubs." Tickets for next Tuesday's live charity music night are available from the House of the Rising Sun or from the Crossbar Foundation on (01743) 362368.

Pictured: Gavin Cowan, the director of Crossbar Coaching Eduction in Sport, helps Crossbar apprentice Kara Thomas complete the final stages of the 10K mud run at Weston Park in aid of the Crossbar Foundation.

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