Kevfest gig to support disabled boy’s appeal

Kevin Dove in action
Kevin Dove in action

A ROCK-music gig in honour of a well-known Hucknall man is hoping to strike the right chord to support a charity appeal for a severely disabled youngster.

The annual Kevfest gig was launched in memory of talented musician Kevin Dove, who tragically took his own life in 2008 after suffering for years with bipolar disease, which sparks bouts of depression. He was aged just 41.

Organisers of the January event, which raises money for charity, have decided the funds will go towards buying a life-altering hot tub for Myles Sketchley.

Wheelchair-bound Myles (12), of Annesley Road, has a combination of rare illnesses. It is only through using a special hot tub that he can exercise.

An appeal was backed by the Dispatch in a front-page exclusive last month. Almost £3,000 is needed to raise a total of £10,000.

It is hoped Kevfest can push the campaign close to its target when the show takes to the stage at the John Godber Centre on Ogle Street, Hucknall on Saturday January 21.

Bands taking part include Midlife Crisis, who feature Kevin’s brother Mick; Chapter 7, who include Kevin’s nephew, Marc Sutton; Ace Trucking Co., of Leamington Spa, who include drummer Scott Brazier, a roadie for Kevin’s old band, and Men In Frocks. Popular band Gatecrasher will headline with their eclectic mix of rock covers.

OUR PHOTO shows Kevin Dove on stage as part of the band Men In Frocks.