Calling all supporters of soul music and the nation’s coronary health! We’ve just got wind of an event that’s you all over. The Heart & Soul 24 Hour Soul Music Marathon for the British Heart Foundation is due to run at Plonkers wine bar from noon on Saturday December 1st ‘til noon the following day, with York/Manchester disc jockeying cartel the Good Times Soul Club spinning 60’s and 70’s Motown, Atlantic and Northern Soul hits throughout.
The links between the soul DJs pioneering this event and the fight against coronary illnesses run far deeper than the snappy ‘heart’ and ‘soul’ connection. One member Rob Ellis has recently seen his father’s life saved by a heart bypass operation, whilst another of the DJs Christian Hook saved his mother’s life through CPR when she suffered a heart attack 18 months ago.
Speaking earlier in a press release, Hook stated: “Heart disease accounts for over 80,000 deaths per year in the UK. Fortunately our families have been lucky and have received the treatment they needed. We wanted to raise money for the British Heart Foundation so that more families can benefit from the cutting-edge heart research that they fund.”
24 hours of great music in aid of a truly worthy, universal cause. What’s not to love? In addition to the music, further attractions are on offer in the form of a quiz and raffle, the prizes for which are to be donated by a range of local businesses including the wonderful Attic Records.
Some information on the event and how to donate from the organizers:
Entrance: £1 (all proceeds going to the British Heart Foundation). Attendees are also encouraged to bring unwanted goods (e.g. Clothes, DVDs, games) to be passed on to the British Heart Foundation shop in York.
Donate via this link.
More on the Good Times Soul Club here.