Here at Love Urmston, we’re always happy to share news of any fundraising events that are happening locally. We were pleased to see this drop into our inbox today from Urmston’s very own Wayne Devlin.
Wayne is going to be performing songs from the Great American Songbook in a 24-hour long ‘Swing-a-thon’ to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society who have been deeply affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Wayne said. “I read about my musical hero Tony Bennett being diagnosed with Alzheimers disease and how music really helps him. Living with Alzheimers is a 24 hour a day condition so I want to pay respect to Tony Bennett and all those living with Alzheimers by singing for a full 24 hours to hopefully raise as much money as I possibly can for the charity”.
“The Alzheimers Society has been seriously affected by COVID-19 in their fundraising and in the day to day running of the charity. Those living with Alzheimers, their families and those in care homes have also been severely affected. I hope to raise funds to help alleviate even just a small amount of that pressure and I’m humbly asking that the community get behind this 24 hour ‘Swing-a-thon'”.
“I will be putting updates on my community website www.allabouttrafford.co.uk and my personal website www.waynedevlin.com as we get closer to the date. I will also be live streaming the event so you can follow my progress over the 24 hours. All details on how to watch the ‘Swing-a-thon’ will be on the websites”.
“I will start singing at 6pm on Friday 5th of March and finish at 6pm on Saturday 6th of March. I will be doing this at Mulino restaurant in Urmston, socially distanced behind glass, and I hope that if you are in the area, and passing by, you will drop a pound or whatever you can afford into my collection box and don’t forget to give me a wave!”
You can learn more about Wayne’s ‘Swing-a-thon’ and make a donation on his JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Wayne-Devlin
Wayne has long been a supporter of all things Love Urmston, so we hope that this event is a great success!
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