Musical river cruise to raise money for York charity

Andy Stones: one of the musicians playing on the water
30 Jan 2014 @ 10.50 am
| Charity, Entertainment
Andy Stones: one of the musicians playing on the water
Andy Stones: one of the musicians playing on the water

A musical boat trip sets sail this weekend to raise money for Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation.

It is the second of a series of musical fundraising events for the charity known collectively as The Twitchy Feet Club, organised by Mark Mattinson.

The event will be held on-board YorkBoat’s fully licensed Captain James Cook on Sunday, February 2, 2014.

The three hour cruise sails from 7.30pm to 10.30pm and features three fantastic acoustic acts from York, Andy Stones, Simon Snaize and The Peacock Suits.

If the Ouse is too high, or if the cruise might interfere with the ongoing police investigation on the river, the event will go ahead on the stationary boat.

Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased from Visit York on Museum Street or from the bands. If there are any tickets left over then they will be available to purchase on the boarding gate on the night of the event.

There will also be a raffle included in the ticket price.

The event is raising money for the Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation Safer Travel App.

The York-based foundation strives to increase awareness of the importance of travel safety to young people, and was founded in memory of Caroline Stuttle who died on a gap year trip to Bundaberg, Australia in 2002.

Launched last year, the iPhone and iPad app highlights safety tips and potential risks for various destinations, as well as giving the security of emergency numbers and locations in case they were ever needed