I became aware at the Brownhills Music Festival last weekend that there’s another live music and fun event happening locally this coming Bank Holiday Monday (26th August 2013). It’s taking place at the Horse and Jockey, Walsall Wood, a pub I’m really hearing great things about of late. You’ll remember they held their Woodstock event earlier this year which garnered a good reception, and this fun day and gig looks set to be as good if not even better.
What’s more, it’s all in aid of a very special little girl. I’m going to let Peter Aish tell you all about it.
Bank Holiday Monday (26th August 2013) the Horse and Jockey in Walsall Wood are holding a fundraising day for my gorgeous niece Kaitlyn Aish who has had a really tough time since birth. She has had a massive 10 heart attacks and has been rushed by helicopter to Birmingham Children’s Hospital twice.
Kaitlyn is currently waiting for a heart transplant in Newcastle Hospital but first she needs intensive medicine to get her antibodies down before the transplant. She is the bravest little girl I have ever met and the whole family wants her home now to join in with all her cousins and play with her new little sister for the first time.
There is going to be a lot of cool stuff at the fun day for both kids and adults alike. As most of you know I am a serving soldier in the Royal Engineers and will be setting a stand up, including an inflatable assault course which will be loads of fun. There will also be a chance to dress up in all the kit that the soldiers deploy to Afghanistan, even the in service SA80 assult rifle (it is a rubber replica but very realistic), get the camouflage paint on and have your picture taken.
I will also be holding a push up competition throughout the day and the winner will get a nice prize (I imagine a lot of the adults will get involved with this after a few beers).
We are also looking for prizes for raffles etc., so if anybody would kindly like to donate anything it would be greatly appreciated. Also I would like to say a massive thanks to the Horse and Jockey for holding this event as it means a lot to the family and will go a long way to help Kaitlyn and her family.
On the day kerrang radio will be broadcasting live on their website, and will be at the gig all day. There will be lots of local bands performing, including:
- We have Never the last Breath
- Under a Banner
- No Fences
- Darkness is Blinding
There will be lots of cool prizes which have mainly been donated by local people and businesses, to whom I personally say a massive thank you. The prizes range from a free tattoo voucher, to a free candy buffet for your next party or wedding.
The event starts at 12 noon and will continue through into the night. The family really appriciate all the support we have been given so far, hope to see you all there.
You can find out more at the event’s Facebook page.
I’d like to thank both Nick Coyne and Peter Aish for sorting the information out. If there’s anything I’ve missed, please feel free to comment or mail me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.
That, of course, goes for anyone with events this holiday weekend.
Good luck with the Festival, and my best wishes to Kaitlyn.