A woman from Worthing woman is marking the anniversary of her grandfather’s death by organising a concert.
The music event is set to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.
Corrinne White, 35, is putting on the event in memory of Dennis Carter who died of heart failure in April last year at the age of 90.
The mother of three has arranged for the popular local covers band Murdoch’s Crazy Eyes to play the St Paul’s Art Centre, Chapel Road, on Friday.
All money from the sale of the tickets will go to support the British Heart Foundation.
Corinne White said: “My grandfather was always very active and independent. He was still cycling three miles a day when he was 85, so when he did pass away it was an awful shock. You think you have forever with someone, but then one phone call changes everything.
“I’m a huge fan of Murdoch’s Crazy Eyes and I’ve always wanted to book them for an event. So by putting on this night I wanted to make one of my dreams come true, but also to help raise money so that the British Heart Foundation can continue their vital research.”
The event will begin at 8pm and Murdoch’s Crazy Eyes will play two one-hour sets during the evening. Tickets are available in advance and cost £11 and can be bought online at seetickets.com/tour/-carter-s-heart-presents-murdoch-s-crazy-eyes. 50 tickets will also be available on the door.
Hannah Miller, fundraising manager at the British Heart Foundation, said: “It’s only because of dedicated people like Corinne that we’re able to continue fighting heart disease.
“Our research has already saved thousands of lives, but so many people still need our help. Every pound raised by this event will be used to help fund new breakthroughs to help treat, prevent and cure heart conditions.”
Despite great progress over the last 50 years, cardiovascular disease still kills around 160,000 people each year – more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK. The British Heart Foundation is the UK’s leading independent funder of cardiovascular research. Many advances in the treatment of heart conditions are a result of science funded by the charity.
For more information on the British Heart Foundation, visit bhf.org.uk.
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