Bromsgrove band to give all that jazz at Pensioners Fair

A SKIFFLE band will be performing at MP Sajid Javid’s Pensioners Fair next Friday (November 25).

The 6-5 Specials Skiffle Band will take to the stage at Parkside as part of a fund-raising drive by the group for the British Lung Foundation.

The Pensioners Fair takes place between 10am and 1pm,

The Bromsgrove-based band plays an exciting mix of jazz, blues, and folk, and have already raised over £600 for the lung-health charity this year.

Pam Davies, from the band, said: “Playing in our local town is always an honour.

“We’re delighted to have Sajid as one of our fans, and hope we’ll be performing to a full-house, particularly as we’re raising money for such a good cause.”

The band’s founding drummer Johnny Rawson was awaiting a lung transplant for over five-years.

Sadly, earlier this year, he went into hospital with an infection on his only working lung, but did not recover.

In memory of Johnny, The 6-5 Specials Skiffle Band are donating some of their profit from the current tour to the British Lung Foundation.

Kiera Ridge, Community and Events Manager at the British Lung Foundation, added: “We are so grateful and proud of every one of our wonderful supporters.

“The 6-5 Specials Skiffle Band are playing an important part in raising the funds needed to research new treatments and cures, allowing us to provide help to people affected by lung disease.”

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