Gig For Life

    Volunteers needed to help Gig for Life take on cancer

    The line-up will feature international and local bands

    GIG FOR LIFE, a family music event for 10,000 people, will be held at the Hop Farm in Paddock Wood on May 27 to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

    World Cancer Day, which is supported by nine charities, is being held on Saturday (February 4) and Gig for Life is putting out an appeal for volunteers to help out at the festival.

    There are also sponsorship opportunities for businesses and individuals across a wide range of activities, from backing one of the acts to funding wrist bands.

    Event Director David Rivers said:  “We’re very close to being able to announce an exciting, full line-up which will cover a huge range of music, from chart-topping bands to local acts who are now gaining national recognition.

    “Cancer has touched us all in one way or another, so although Gig for Life will be a party to remember, it will also be a chance to celebrate life and recognise all the unsung heroes that help, care and nurse family members and friends to recovery.”

    Sharon Baldwin, the charity’s Fundraising Manager for Kent, said: “Gig for Life is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to enjoy a one-day family festival on their own doorstep. Buy your tickets now, the money raised is vital, it could be life-saving.

     “We also need volunteers to help us with our fundraising on the day, so please sign up at www.gigforlife.co.uk  if you’d like to be part of the team.”

     Tickets to Gig for Life are on sale online – with a limited number available at a 10 per cent discount.

    Cancer Research UK is asking everyone to wear a £2 unity band for World Cancer Day and play a part in an ‘Act of Unity’ to beat cancer sooner.

    The bands are available for Cancer Research UK shops. For more information, visit www.cruk.org/worldcancerday