Sophie’s Journey @ Bridge Street
Lincolnshire Based charity Sophie’s Journey are treating Derby students to an exciting evening of music from up and coming artists from the East Midlands on Saturday 27th May 2017.
The event, which will take place at the 67 Bridge Street site, starting at 6.30pm is free entry. Donations are welcomed however especially if you enjoy the event. Not to mention the extraordinary raffle also taking place! The music begins at 7pm with Derby based Guitarist Gareth Icke. Followed by Nottingham Singer Katie Cooper at 7.30pm, who supported Rose Elinor Dougall at the Bodega Club earlier this month.
At approximately 8.10pm we will see the first of two of Derby University’s own students, Mo Ralph. Followed at around 8.45pm by Loughborough based acoustic guitarist Melanie Page. The evening is rounded off by Indie Psych Folk duo Simon Waldram and Emzae.
So what is it all about?
Sophie’s Journey is a registered charity, begining in 2016 following the sad loss of its founder – 12 year old Lincolnshire schoolgirl, Sophie Robinson.
Sophie’s battled against Medullablastoma, whilst selflessly raising thousands for Childhood Cancer causes. Sophie was a talented dancer, but her illness left her incapable of being able to care for herself or her passion.
Sophie’s mum made a promise to her daughter that nobody would have to go through what she was going through. Unable to fulfil this promise, Sophie’s mum Stacy Southwell devised a mission statement for Sophie’s Journey.
Since January of last year Sophie’s family and friends have been raising funds to place two static caravans at Golden Sands in Mablethorpe.for young people aged up to 18 years of age and living with the effects of cancer to use for free holidays with their families. Within 12 months enough money was raised for Sophie’s Journey to buy their first caravan and three families have enjoyed a weeks respite, since its public opening in March 2017.
Sophie’s Journey is now raising funds towards an advanced second caravan, which accommodates the needs of children and teenagers with similar physical effects to what Sophie experienced.
Bridge Street will be laying on food and Drinks as normal. Sophie’s Journey will be holding a raffle with pizes such as;
- ABottle of Wine
- £15 Shalima Meal
- Tickets for the National Adventure Farm
- 2x Tickets for Great Expectations at Derby Theatre
- A signed Derby County Shirt
- A Tour of Burton Albion Pirrelli Stadium
- A Derbyshire Cricket Club 2017 Fixture Entry for 2
Amongst other prizes.
Tickets can be purchased from Students Union Reception for £2 per strip.
Bidding will also take place for a signed Leicester City Shirt, a Nottingham Rugby Shirt, an Aston Villa Ladies Shirt donated by Maddy Cusack and 2 x tickets for a Notts County match for the 2017/ 18 season.
Get yourself down to Bridge Street on the 27th May 2017. You won’t regret it.
Words courtesy of : Imran Khan
IN MEMORY OF SOPHIE ROBINSON 2.10.2003 – 12.1.2016