Band who has raised thousands set to hold charity event in aid of Kidney Care

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Da Management
Da Management

A BAND from Rochford who have raised thousands for charity, are putting on a new gig to raise money for Kidney Care UK.

It will be the latest of the annual fundraisers Da Management has put on and takes place at the Rochford Hundred Golf Club.

John Bobin, bass player of the 1950's - 1970's band said: "I usually select the charities we support. This year it is Kidney Care UK. I have a rare kidney complaint, and thankfully it’s kept under control at present, by a plethora of pills. I am very lucky to be so well taken care of. Others are not so fortunate, and Kidney Care UK help those people.

"Da Management are just nice guys and we want to support deserving causes, by entertaining audiences who also want to help to raise funds.

"Because the musicians in Da Management give their services free and the support acts follow suit, we can raise cash with every penny going to selected charities.

"Rochford Hundred Golf Club are also very supportive. They let us use their bar and function room free, and we print our own ticket and flyers."

He added: "Da Management have hosted charity gigs since 2014, which was the year we started gigging together.

"We have run gigs to benefit Little Havens, Cancer Research UK, Greek Animal Rescue and Macmillan Cancer Support.

"Da Management has raised over £4,000 so far with these gigs. In addition, I have mounted my own charity projects raising a further £8,000.

"One of my musical charity ideas had 69 acts playing songs by Mickey Jupp (one of my old friends and a former bandmate in the Orioles and Legend) in 22 countries.

"I have also written five books for charity and done charity bike rides. My side ventures have raised money for NHS Charities Together, HARP, East Anglian Children’s Hospices. Little Havens, and Greek Animal Rescue."

The fundraising gig takes place on Friday August 19 at the club in Hall Road.

People can get tickets by contacting John Bobin on 01268 770484 or emailing john.bobin@btinternet.com

Da Management is a five piece group which plays music from the 1950s, 60s and 70s.