Sharnbrook Academy students organise fundraising gig at Esquires

Sharnbrook Academy NCS
NCS Team Baby Blue from Sharnbrook Academy

A team of Sharnbrook Academy teenagers will round off their National Citizen Service (NCS) programme this year with a charity gig at Esquires.

And the promoters-in-the-making have convinced some incredible bands to take part to help them raise money for the Sue Ryder charity.

The National Citizen Service is a voluntary personal and social development programme for 15–17 year olds in England and Northern Ireland, funded largely by money from the UK Government.

It involves three weeks of team building, outdoor pursuits, learning new skills and working for a charity.

The Sharnbrook group, NCS Team Baby Blue, are raising money for Sue Ryder and rather than running a coffee morning or charity car washing, they’ve organised a live show at Bedford Esquires on Wednesday 21 August.

“I’ve really enjoyed the whole NCS experience, it’s been really good fun,” said Team Baby Blue member, Josie Bailey.

“We are all looking forward to our show at Esquires. It’s just £5 to get in and we’d love as many people as possible to come along to help us finish our NCS project raising as much money as we can.”

Naked Next Door
Naked `Next Door are headlining the fundraising gig

The gig is headlined by Naked Next Door, whose songs ‘crackle with the electricity of youthful spirit’.

Support is from Sarpa Salpa who recently sold out their Esquires’ gig in their own right. Their new single is getting airplay on Radio 1.  Additional support is from Weeping Willow.

Doors open at 7.30pm and it’s just £5.

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