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Music Festival Organiser Performs At Friend's Charity Gig

Friday May 30 2014


Steve Clifford, Jason Thomson and Richard Thomson Steve Clifford, Jason Thomson and Richard Thomson


ONE of the organisers of a music festival did a gig for a muscular dystrophy charity after being asked by friends whose son suffers from the condition.

Steve Clifford, who is behind the town's LIVE in Barnsley festival, took to the stage for Jason Thomson, 14, who was diagnosed with Duchenne just before his fourth birthday.

His dad Richard Thomson, 45, and mum Tracy, of Dodworth, persuaded Steve and his classic rock covers band Fireheart to do the gig at Barnsley Trades Club last Friday for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

Richard said: "My wife should have most of the credit for organising the charity side of the event.

"It was her suggestion to Steve that it be a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and she has done most of the work in organising and collecting raffle prizes."

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Reply Posted by Dave on Saturday May 31 2014 at 17:10
The headline is very misleading, this wasn't a charity gig for Live in Barnsley it was a charity gig for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. A thoroughly worthwhile charity that needs the exposure and support of everyone.

Reply Posted by Avril on Saturday May 31 2014 at 21:42
. I think its clear enough Dave ? 1st line say s " the organisers of a music festival ,have done a gig for a M. D Charity" ..good one too ,,.