Great British R&B Festival helps raise funds for Alder Hey Children's Hospital

By Scott Dawson Advertising

28 Jul 2022

Website
peter-barton-and-his-wife-julie-pictured-at-their-bar-in-barnoldswick-are-attempting-to-raise-16million-pounds-to-fund-an-mri-scanner-at-alder-hey.jpg

Music lovers attending the 2022 Great British R&B Festival in Colne will not only be enjoying a sensational weekend of live music over the August Bank Holiday weekend, but also giving something back to an extremely worthy cause.

The festival’s artistic director, Peter Barton, is on a mission to raise £1.6m to fund an MRI scanner for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital through his World United in Music project. Peter’s Grandson, Ashton, was rushed to Alder Hey just a day after being born and had to undergo a series of operations which ultimately saved his life.

Peter has already raised a large amount of money for the hospital, donating £8,000 to purchase a neo-natal cot following fundraising gigs at his bar in Barnoldswick, McCullough’s Irish bar which he owns with wife Julie, including an extra special event with The Osmonds.

Mr Barton said: “I’m not taking a penny out of the Great British R&B Festival. A lot of the bands are also doing this gig much cheaper, and once they have been paid, any money that is left over doesn’t go to me or to anyone else, the profit from what I achieve goes towards helping save children’s lives.

“It means a lot to me because of what happened to my Grandson. When you go into Alder Hey hospital, there was a thing on the wall which I always remember seeing and it said miracles do happen, so hopefully with the help of music lovers, not only are they going to get a lot for their money in music terms, but they get to give something back as well.”

A star-studded line-up of over 50 artists and bands has already been announced for the three-day event in Colne with the likes of Lindisfarne, Dr Feelgood, FM and The Animals set to perform across two stunning venues. Individual Day and Full Festival tickets can be purchased here: https://www.colneblueslineup.com/get-tickets

Alongside fundraising efforts at the festival, Peter is also set to launch a double album before Christmas including some great names from the music world.

Mr Barton commented: “When lockdown hit, I couldn’t raise money and it was freaking me out. Back in the day I used to write songs for people, so I went back into the studio, started writing again, loads of songs came out and I started getting people like Steve Cropper, Bob Geldof and Francis Rossi involved.

“There’s more than 100 people playing on the albums, and all proceeds will go towards raising funds for the MRI scanner.”

The Great British R&B Festival takes place from 26th-28th August in Colne, Lancashire. You can learn more about the event and check out the full line-up here: https://www.colneblueslineup.com/. Camping passes are also available, while Colne Town Council, organisers of the event, have launched a full programme of family fun activities including a giant fire breathing LED robot, bouncy Blues Brother stilt walkers, buskers and a fantastic range of food vendors who will be trading on the streets of Colne.

Latest news

1

Darwen gets go-ahead for 'transformational' manufacturing site Darwen Manufacturing Research Site Chapel South Visual

Darwen gets go-ahead for 'transformational' manufacturing site

24 May 2024

2

Uncertainty over devo deal progress after election call Lancashire Devolution

Uncertainty over devo deal progress after election call

24 May 2024

3

Lancaster seeks approval for 135-home community development Skerton High Proposal

Lancaster seeks approval for 135-home community development

24 May 2024

4

North West charities benefit from donations by law firm Napthens NWAA-LI-May-2024.jpg.jpg

North West charities benefit from donations by law firm Napthens

24 May 2024

5

How much money do you need to have a financial adviser? article placeholder listing image

How much money do you need to have a financial adviser?

24 May 2024

Lbv116 Ltb Strip980
Background image for hub sign up block

LBV Hub

Reach 50,000 members of the Lancashire business community

Post your news
Post your events
Post your offers
Company profile
Social reach
Magazine coverage
Sign-up
Events
Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Vista
EVENT LISTING SIZING Vista.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
28 May 2024

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Vista

Hampton by Hilton, 2 Frontier Ave, Blackburn, BB1 3AL

06:45 - 08:30

Business Networking in Chorley - BNI Endeavour
EVENT LISTING SIZING Endeavour.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
28 May 2024

Business Networking in Chorley - BNI Endeavour

Oak Royal, Bury Lane, Chorley, PR6 8SW

06:30 - 08:30

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Diamond
EVENT LISTING BNI Diamond.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
29 May 2024 - 29 May 2024

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Diamond

The Marriot Hotel, Garstang Road, Broughton, PR3 5JB

07:15 - 09:00

Business Networking in Lancaster - Eden Business Network
Eden Business Network.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
29 May 2024 - 29 May 2024

Business Networking in Lancaster - Eden Business Network

The Borough, 3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP

18:30 - 20:30

Business Networking in Accrington - BNI Zeus
EVENT LISTING SIZING Zeus.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
29 May 2024

Business Networking in Accrington - BNI Zeus

The Mill House, Corn Mill Yard, Accrington, BB5 5HX

06:45 - 08:30

Business Networking in Lancaster - BNI Castle
EVENT LISTING BNI Castle.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
30 May 2024 - 30 May 2024

Business Networking in Lancaster - BNI Castle

Vale of Lune RUFC, Powder House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 2TT

06:45 - 08:30

Business Networking in Burnley - BNI Kudos
EVENT LISTING BNI Kudos.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
30 May 2024 - 30 May 2024

Business Networking in Burnley - BNI Kudos

Prairie Sports Village, Windemere Avenue, Burnley, BB10 2FU

06:45 - 08:30

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Brunch
EVENT LISTING SIZING Brunch .png.png
LBV Hub Networking
31 May 2024

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Brunch

Samlesbury Hotel, Preston, PR5 0UL

09:30 - 11:00

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Infinity
EVENT LISTING BNI Infinity.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
31 May 2024

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Infinity

Hampton by Hilton, 2 Frontier Ave, Blackburn, BB1 3AL

06:30 - 08:30

Business Networking in Chorley - BNI Endeavour
EVENT LISTING SIZING Endeavour.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
04 Jun 2024

Business Networking in Chorley - BNI Endeavour

Oak Royal, Bury Lane, Chorley, PR6 8SW

06:30 - 08:30

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Vista
EVENT LISTING SIZING Vista.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
04 Jun 2024

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Vista

Hampton by Hilton, 2 Frontier Ave, Blackburn, BB1 3AL

06:45 - 08:30

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Diamond
EVENT LISTING BNI Diamond.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
05 Jun 2024

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Diamond

The Marriot Hotel, Garstang Road, Broughton, PR3 5JB

07:15 - 09:00

Advertise with us

Reaching 50,000 members, our print, digital and event platforms offer a fantastic way to raise your business profile and help you grow.

Find out more LBV116 Online Graphic
Subscribe now

Weekly news bulletin