‘Raising the Rafters’ in Rotherham!

23 August 2017

Exciting folk rhythms, plenty of food and drink and the satisfaction of raising money to help the people of Yorkshire survive, avoid and cope with cancer.

Sounds like a pretty good evening, right?

Join local Barnsley singer/songwriter Alan Wood and a whole host of other floor singers and musicians for revitalising evening of rustic folk music in a unique original Tudor setting. Admission is £5.00 on the door and – as the property is unlicensed – you’re encouraged to bring as many of your own refreshments as required. Glasses are provided and there’s no need to worry about the washing up either!

folk musician Alan WoodThis one-of-a-kind musical event is the brainchild of Andrew and Carol Wild and all began in the summer of 2013 as a way to raise funds to preserve the unique Tudor roof of the local Parish Church in Wath-upon-Dearne. Since then, the folk club has gone from strength to strength, with performers appearing every second Saturday of the month in the name of their favourite charities. The club has raised over £10,000 for good causes in total, sticking to their motto of “everything we take, we donate!”.

And as if this wasn’t enough to convince you, the club even has its own mascot in the form of 474-year-old Hugo – a decorative carved head with the roof of the Parish Church. According to the club’s website Hugo has “been up there since at least 1540 (24 years before Shakespeare was born!) and led a generally quiet life until being catapulted to stardom by the Raising the Rafters Folk Club”. So if you want to meet the dashing Hugo in person – and have a generally fabulous night out all in all – make sure you get yourself down to the country’s one and only charity folk club this September!

We’re absolutely delighted that folk musician Alan has named Yorkshire Cancer Research as his chosen charity for this exciting fundraising evening. Vital funds raised will help us reach our target of ensuring that 2,000 more people across the region will survive cancer by 2025 as well as ironing out the treatment inequalities Yorkshire experiences.

For full details of the evening (including address, available parking and opening times) please visit the Raise the Rafters website.

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