Charity show for stroke victims

THE AITHERS in action
THE AITHERS in action

A HUCKNALL woman who has tragic experience of the deadly aftermath of a stroke is staging a fundraiser for two hospitals.

Wendy Jackson (43), of Willow Avenue, saw her uncle, George Peach, deteriorate into disability and death after a stroke.

Her ex-father-in-law and a friend’s mum have also died as a direct result of stroke.

Now she is holding a family fun day and night of live music at Hucknall Town Football Club on Watnall Road a week on Sunday (July 31).

Money raised will be split evenly between the stroke unit at Pinderfields General Hospital in West Yorkshire, where her uncle was treated, and the equivalent at Nottingham City Hospital.

The fundraiser will feature a tombola, lucky dip, games, a penalty-shootout competition and a bouncy castle for children.

In the evening, inside Hucknall Town’s Talk Of The Town social club, bands, The Aithers and The Modest, will take centre stage.

Wendy is the drummer of The Aithers, who also include Hucknallites Ash Reynolds (Wendy’s partner) and Robert Holmes. They play punk and new wave cover versions.

The Modest, of Derbyshire, play renditions of hits from The Who, Small Faces, The Kinks and many other bands. Both groups are performing for free. Other attractions will include sets from local DJs and special guests.

“It is one of those things that I’m looking forward to but I’m really nervous about,” said Wendy, who is a cleaner at Hucknall College on Portland Road.

“I want to encourage as many people to come along as possible. I am hoping to raise at least £1,000.”

Tickets are available on the door.