Inspired 2019 is the first of hopefully an annual event to raise money for charity & deserving causes. The outdoor event will be a two-day outdoor concert in the beautiful grounds of Abergavenny Castle, over the nights of 3rd & 4th August 2019.
Due to a Breast Cancer scare last year, I wanted to do an event to give something back; I have chosen to try and raise some money for Breast Cancer Haven. This charity specifically appealed to me as it gives support to women and their families undertaking treatment for Breast Cancer. When I was 19 years old, sadly my father, Michael passed away from cancer, this was over 20 years ago and at that time there was no support for us as a family available. Breast Cancer Haven provides that support today for Breast Cancer sufferers; such support would have been so beneficial to my family and myself all those years ago!
I also want to split the money raised with the Critical Care Unit at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, whom two years ago saved my husband’s life following a sudden illness, their care, professionalism and efforts kept our family together. I also wish to make a donation to Cancer Research due to the fact that my husband has unfortunately been diagnosed with Leukaemia. My husband is moving forward positively but I am fortunate that he has been in the music / outdoor event world for 30 years working with some of the world’s biggest artists, so he will have no choice but to help me with this event 🙂
Saturday the 3rdAugust ‘Decades that Inspired’ will feature a number of bands from various era’s including Dave Finnegan’s Commitments & Charlotte Church with her Late Night Pop Dungeon. Also agreed to play is Lindy Layton (Beats International), Phats & Small, & The New Purple Celebration (The Music of Prince) and ‘YouTube’ sensation Georgia Box, the whole day will be hosted with introductions and music from The Will Smith Experience featuring Shad Ellis.
Sunday the 4th ‘Inspired by the Sixties’ will be a revival with acts from that decade; already confirmed are The New Mindbenders, Ray Ennis the voice of The Swinging Blue Jeans, Chris Farlowe, Zoot Money, Masterpiece Temptations Show, Creedance Clearwater Revived and The Fourmosts, the day will be hosted by GoCompario himself; BBC Wales Radio /TVs very own Wynne Evans.
I hope to raise tens of thousands of pounds for the three charities and produce a great weekend of music and fun for the local community. I have numerous supporters for this event that I pass on my heartfelt thanks to; all of these are acknowledged on this site. I hope that you can support me and I thank you in advance; it will be a fun packed weekend and I look forward to welcoming you to the idyllic settings of Abergavenny Castle for hits from “Groovy Kind of Love’ to “My Girl”, “Turn Around” to “Purple Rain” and much much more.