Milford Rooster Gig To Raise the Roof

Fundraising for Hounslow's Shelter Project and Macmillan

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Sixteen West London musicians have pledged to raise the roof with a charity concert in a pub in aid of the homeless. 

The bands are playing a special gig at the Milford Arms in Isleworth on Friday February 24.

Organiser Julian Joyce said the musicians were inspired to play for free because of the rising number of homeless people currently living rough in London.

"Money raised on the evening will go towards feeding and sheltering homeless people in Hounslow, as well as paying for a coordinator who works to find more permanent accommodation," he said.

The event will also raise money for the cancer charity Macmillan.

The Milford Rooster gig will see performances from four local bands - plus a mystery guest to open the show. 

Julian Joyce said: "We've called it the Milford Rooster because 2017 is the Chinese Year of the Rooster. And also because it's a real rock and roll name."

The gig follows a successful similar event last year at the Musical Museum in Brentford which raised nearly £1,000.

Milford Arms landlady Natalie Coleshill was keen to support the gig. 

She said: "We are immensely proud of our community and believe the pub has a vital role to play bringing people together. We love live music so it seemed the perfect match! These are very worthwhile charities and close to a lot of people's heart we are proud to be a part of it.

She pledged to donate all money received on the night from food sales.

The bands on the night, which begins at 7pm, include Trade Only, Ealing rockers Born of the Sun, punk blues band The Howdo and soul combo Blue Eyed Souls.

Entrance is free, but organisers are hoping audience members will be generous on the evening.

More information on the event can be found on the Milford Rooster Facebook page 

February 24, 2017

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