Family fun day, concert – and a sponsored haircut – to raise money for Katie memorial

Katie Rough
17 Feb 2017 @ 5.30 pm
| Charity, Entertainment

Family fun and live music are part of a packed day on Saturday (February 18) raising money for a memorial to Katie Rough.

First up is a Family Fun Day and Fundraiser in memory of Katie.

Katie Rough fundraiser

Both events at the Gateway Church Centre, Front Street, Acomb, York

Sat Feb 18
Family fun day: 10am-4pm, £2
Concert for Katie: 6pm-11.30pm, £6

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Featuring a bouncy castle, stalls, reptiles, a disco, face painting, food and drink and great prizes at the raffle and tombola it looks set to offer fun for all ages.

And one young member of #TeamRough is to have her long hair cut to help raise more cash.

Lizzy Gilpin, Katie’s aunt, explained: “To help raise funds for this my 13-year-old daughter Amy is going to have at least 12 inches of her hair cut off at the fundraiser event.

“Any money raised from this will go towards the memorial fund and her hair will be sent to The Little Princess Trust who make free wigs for little girls and boys who have lost their hair through cancer treatment and other illnesses.”

You can donate to Amy’s amazing effort at the GoFundMe page here.

Evening concert

A #TeamRough wristband. Photograph: Lizzy Gilpin on Facebook

Then in the evening there is a Concert For Katie. Acts confirmed include The Mix, The Shakamotos, Lisa B and guitarist Dave Morris.

As well as the music, there will be a charity auction with terrific prizes, hot food, and a bar with cocktails.

All money raised will be shared between York Mind, The Island – the York charity supporting vulnerable children – and the Katie memorial fund.

Maggie Jackson, Jo Stewart and Téba Diatta organised the events.

Performing for Katie: four-piece covers band The Mix

Téba told YorkMix:

It promises to be a great night.

Local businesses across the city have donated well over £1,000 worth of gifts for the auction and raffle.

Those prizes include wash and blow drys, fancy wine, chocolates, luxury make-up and perfume, meals out, makeovers, gift hampers, family days out and beauty treatments and photo canvasses.

Everybody is welcome at these great community-led events.