A DAY of music dedicated to raising funds and supplies for local food bank Cupboard Love, is returning to The Ropemakers next month.
The event is part of We Shall Overcome, a national weekend of gigs which will see more than 250 concerts across the UK – and beyond – all under one banner.
We Shall Overcome is a community effort led by musicians and music promoters who want to do something practical to help people in their area who are being hit by homelessness and poverty.
Several thousand musicians will perform as audiences are encouraged to bring food for food banks or make donations to homelessness and other projects.
The We Shall Overcome fundraiser at The Ropemakers will take place on Saturday, October 14th and the organisers hope this show of solidarity will also highlight the human cost to the politics of austerity.
Organiser Keith Hatch said: “We Shall Overcome is very much a pro-community initiative with events the length of the country aimed at supporting local projects.
“We wanted to do our bit here in Bridport to show solidarity and be part of something big that is happening right across the country.
“Cupboard Love has been doing a brilliant job providing food parcels to those in need in the area, and unfortunately the numbers that need to make use of their services continues to grow.
“I thought it really important to get involved in We Shall Overcome and support our local food bank.”
Last year’s event raised more than £800 to help people in Bridport using the food bank, and this year organisers hope to top that.
Headlining the event will be the ever popular Hobo Jones and the Junkyard Dogs with the other bands and musicians taking part throughout the rest of the day including: Samantics; John D Revelator; Natures Cage; Garry Smith; Devil’s Prefects; Ruthy Ni Conalliain; Sadie Horler and Nigel Clatworthy.
The Ropemakers’ event runs from 3pm until late. Admission is free, but people are asked to make a donation to Cupboard Love food bank.