As a musician Dave McKinley is often asked to donate his time and talent for one worthy cause or another, and in all the time he’s be doing these charity gigs he had never been asked to do one for Crohn’s & Colitis, an illness he has suffered with for the past 12 years. So we put our thinking caps on as to how we could raise funds and awareness to put this hidden illness on the map. With the help and support of local talent and Al’s Dime Bar the “Crohn’s & Colitis Fundraising Gig” was born!
We’ll be kicking off the event on the 16th May, just before world IBS day on the 19th May, at Al’s Dime Bar on North Parade Bradford for an evening music, arts and entertainment. If you can’t make it along please feel free to donate here to show your support.
So far the line up will include – John Boxall, Dave McKinley Music, Nervous ‘Orse, George Quinn, Liz Mackenzie, Sylwia Adamczyk, Jon Smith, Dan Collins, Jacob Riley plus anyone else that would like to get involved!
The running order for the evening so far looks like this –
- Dave McKinley 6.00pm
- John Boxall 6.45pm
- Dan Collins 7.30m
- Liz Mackenzie TBC
- Sylvia, Jon Smith 8.15pm
- George Quinn 9.00pm
- Jacob Riley 9.45pm
- Nervous ‘Orse 10.30pm
Worldwide, five million people live with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, conditions known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). In both UC and Crohn’s parts of the digestive system (the gut), which includes the intestines or ‘bowels’, become sore and inflamed. Anyone can develop IBD – and at least 261,000 people are affected by Ulcerative Colitis (146,000) and Crohn’s Disease (115,000) in the UK. There isn’t a cure at the moment but a lot can be done with medication and surgery to help keep symptoms under control. The money raised from this and future events will go a long way to help support the much needed research, awareness and support for families effected by Crohn’s & Colitis.