A SPECIAL music event has been organised in Burton to help raise funds for charity by man who wants to ‘give something back’ after undergoing open heart surgery
Matt Dixon has revealed details of the evening of music at the Wetmore Whistle, in Wetmore Road, and how lifesaving surgery saw him decide to organise the event to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
The ‘Have Heart Festival’ will take place on Friday, March 21, and will feature several bands from across the area.
He said: “The line up currently consists of metal/rock acts including Dead Man’s Conspiracy, Theia, From Her Ashes, Sentinel and Working Progress.
“The name of the event is Have Heart Festival and this is because one year ago I had open heart surgery at age 21 to replace my pulmonary heart valve, which changed my life.
“I’m arranging this gig to hopefully give something back.
“My intention is to arrange another similar event under the same name in the summer too.
“I used to live near Burton in Draycott in the Clay and knew the venue really well and could not of thought of a better place to hold it.
“I think we really do have a little something for everyone who likes both metal and rock and everyone involved is looking forward to hearing some great music and raising some much needed cash for a really great cause.
“The British Heart Foundation offered me a lot of support when I had my surgery and this is the one thing I can do to try and help them out a bit.
“The charity does such good work and more people need to be made aware of the great efforts they go to to help others.
“All that is left to say is to encourage everyone to come along and support us on the night.”
The event starts at 8.30pm and entry costs £3, with all money going to The British Heart Foundation.
More information is availabel by heading online to https://www.facebook.com/events/1376526909278129/