Wednesday 5 Sep 2018
Railhouse Rock: Network Rail brings charity gig to York
Network Rail is bringing an established charity music event to York for the very first time.
Railhouse Rock will take place between 18:30 and 22:15 on Friday, 14 September at Fibbers with all proceeds from the event going to Barnardo’s.
Railhouse Rock is an established Network Rail charity event which has been held at various cities around the country for over ten years. The events bring together rail related musicians and bands who give up some of their time to raise money for worthy causes.
Fiona Brogan and Rob Smith, who both work for Network Rail in York, have organised the event.
Rob said: “We’re really excited to be bringing this event to York for the very first time. These events have proved incredibly popular in other locations and are great way to raise vital funds for charity.
“We have five bands playing on the night each containing railway employees and we look forward to a good night out and supporting Barnardo’s at the same time.”
Barnardo’s Director for the East Region, Steve Oversby, said: “Barnardo’s helps transform the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable children in the UK, supporting 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers through more than 1,000 services.
“We are very grateful to Rob, the bands and everyone from Network Rail who is taking part in this fantastic event!”
Tickets for the event are now on sale from TicketWeb at a cost of £10 plus fees.
Notes to Editors
The full address of the venue is 3-5 Toft Green, York YO1 6JT
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