5th Aug, 2020

'The Penny Machines' set to hold gig to raise money for struggling Reach CIC

Harry Leach 25th Apr, 2019

LOCAL band ‘The Penny Machines’ will take over Beoley Village Hall on Friday, April 26 to help raise money for the struggling Reach CIC.

This is following an appeal which was launched to raise £5,000 to help the centre stay open and deliver much needed local services for Redditch.

Liz Williams, director of Reach CIC, said: “The response from our local communities has been fantastic and it’s great to see The Penny Machines helping out.

“Tickets to see the group cost £5 and there are a few left which can be purchased at The Space or on the door at Beoley Village Hall on the night.”

The five-piece band say they will deliver a ‘unique musical experience’, covering everything from old Beatles’ classics to modern hits by Katy Perry.

Lead singer Joanne Higgitt said: “I volunteer a lot for Reach CIC so that’s why we are more than happy to help out.

“It’s very close to my heart.”

Reach CIC is the only community venue in Winyates and provides financial and benefits advice.

It also helps those in need and offers a safe place to meet or seek support.

Rachel Ind, children and families director at Reach, said: “We may not climb mountains or run marathons, row across oceans or jump out of aeroplanes, but the help and support we give to the people of our local area can and does change their worlds.

“And the support we receive from local businesses means we can continue and grow our work”

You can support Reach CIC by going to their Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/reach-cic

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