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Gallops to headline suicide awareness gig

by Ben Davis on 19 January, 2011 | 2 comments

A special concert has just been announced to take place at the Wrexham Lager Club on Saturday 22nd January. The gig has been organised by Dave Salisbury to raise awareness and funds for the suicide awareness charity PAPYRUS, which is a cause close to Dave’s heart as he (and many others recently) have lost good friends to suicide.

The national charity works to prevent suicide in young people and gives support and practical advice to young people worried about themselves and others. More information can be found here: www.papyrus-uk.org.

Organiser David Baden Salisbury said:

“A lot of people have lost some good friends over the last couple of months. I decided to put this night on to raise awareness for PAPYRUS to let people know that there is help out there and you are not alone. If this night encourages one person to pick up the phone and get help then its been a success”.

“Everyone has been fantastic offering their time and skills for free. It shows how much losing friends like this has affected people and that no one wants to see friends go this way. I want friends and family of people lost this way to come to the night help raise awareness too this charity and also to celebrate the lives of loved ones lost”.

The line-up boasts a heavyweight list of bands including a headline set from Gallops. It’s their first gig of 2011 and will be the start of an extremely busy year for them – later this month they are heading out on a UK tour supporting Maps and Atlases and in March they’ll be travelling over the pond to play the massive South by Southwest Music Festival in Texas, USA.

Gallops guitarist Mark Huckridge said:

“Gallops are totally behind this cause. Having lost three friends in the past 12 months to suicide, the vitality of charities such as PAPYRUS becomes immediately apparent. If you can make it to the event to show your support then please do”.

Sets will also come from The Mayors, The Scene, the recently reformed Arnie and Swarthy (featuring members of Mother of Six). Doors are 7pm and its £5 entry.

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  2. Hello all just to let you know i’m also putting on a acoustic night in connection to PAPYRUS at the Royal Oak on Sunday 30th Jan in the Royal Oak high street wrexham,we have a great line up for the night with acts including Lisa Boas and friends,Maev and Greta are coming over from liverpool to play there first gig in wrexham we also have Laura Leigh from Heal the Last stand and Red van man to complete the line up it will be open mic from 7 to 8 then the featured artists start.The evening is free although we will be collecting donations towards PAPYRUS.

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