In tune for charity

Sean Bell and Thelma Adams
Sean Bell and Thelma Adams

A PUB is set to rock as part of an international music fundraiser for a poverty-fighting charity.

The Causeway, in Stranton, Hartlepool, will host a marathon of music when the pub takes part in Oxjam, Oxfam’s month-long music festival.

The charity’s campaign runs throughout October with hundreds of volunteers organising events around the UK to raise money to save lives all over the world.

The Hartlepool pub’s event is taking place on October 15, with bands and artists performing from 3pm-11pm.

Landlord Sean Bell said: “A friend of mine, Zak Goodwin, came to me and said ‘can we do something for Oxfam’ and it just swelled from there.

“Oxfam have done these things before, but it took us quite a bit of putting together.

“There’s lots on for almost the full day and we have some great bands and acts on.

“We have a blues festival on a bank holiday which is similar and they are always good days. It should be brilliant fun.”

The line-up so far is:

3pm-4pm – Chris Gilfoyle (modern acoustic guitarist);

4pm-5pm – Ian Frank (modern acoustic guitarist);

5pm-6pm – The Taylor/Dixon Band (hard rock blues);

6pm-7pm – Doc Brown And The Groovecats (alleycat blues);

7pm-8pm – The Horsemenn (young rock band);

8pm-9pm – Han G (sounds from Dean Kitching);

9pm-10pm – The Lee Maddison Band (local band);

10pm-11pm – yet to be announced.

There will also be a raffle, cake stall and other activities throughout the day.

Tickets are £5 and are available from the pub.

All proceeds will go to Oxfam.