Saffron Walden musician to host charity show for refugees at football club

James White

James White - Credit: Archant

A Saffron Walden musician is organising a charity show at the town’s football club to raise money for the refugee crisis.

James White, of Strachey Close, said he wanted to help and felt setting up an event would be the best way to do it.

The acoustic night will take place at Saffron Walden Town Football Club on Saturday, October 10 and will feature four acts.

There will be singer songwriter sets from James, and Paul Gloyne, as well as music from instrumental duo Not My Circus and poetry from Jess Dickinson, who will be reading from her debut poetry anthology Mad Men Modernity.

James said: “It’s about having compassion for the biggest humanitarian crisis of our generation. I wanted to make a difference and help people and thought this would be a great way to support the crisis.

“People need to have it drummed into them that this situation won’t just go away and all the money we raise on the night will go to the British Red Cross to aid the crisis.”

James, who is a fan of the Bloods, said he was delighted to be able to stage the show at Catons Lane.

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He said: “Since I moved to Saffron Walden just over three years ago, I have really fallen in love with non-league football.

“The chairman Martin Johnson and vice chairman Ken Vincent have been amazing in supporting the event, and I can’t thank them enough for their generosity and help with it all.”

Tickets for the event are priced at £7 and doors open at 7.30pm.