6 October 2014
Bri Alderson and Punk OI Bash raises £3,017.29
Darlington man Brian Alderson joined a host of North-East punk bands in raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support this September.
The 52-year-old has organised a gig at Chambers in Darlington in a bid to give something back to the nurses who helped him battle bowel and lymph node cancer.
The gig, which took place on Saturday September 14, featured performances from a variety of punk bands, including Gimpfist, Last Rough Cause and Crashed Out, who are all playing for free.
A tattooist at the event was there to enable brave audience members to take away a lasting memory, while the celebration of skinhead music will also include sets from punk and oi (correct) DJ King Boy D.
Mr Alderson paid tribute to the nurses who supported him through more than six months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment, saying: 'The nurses were fantastic and I want to give a little back – if it’s successful enough, I’ll try to make it a yearly thing.'
A BIG thank you to:
Kickback generation, No thrills, In evil hour, Boots n all (These are the guys that made the long travel from Warminster) Last rough cause, Crashed out, and the main headline band was Gimp fist. Who we can't thank enough as they helped in organising the event!