Local band Being Jo Francis to play Charity gig at Mojo

On Tuesday 5th July, local band, Being Jo Francis will be hosting a fundraising gig for national charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young). The gig at Mojo will mark the release of Being Jo Francis’ EP for which all proceeds will be donated to the charity along with any money taken on the door (recommended donation of £2).

The closing track on their EP, Twenty Three was written by the band after the sudden and unexpected loss of a friend in September 2010 from Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS). Following his death, the band became aware of national charity, CRY who seek to raise awareness, campaign for the prevention of and support families who have lost people to SDS. Deeply affected by the loss of their friend, the band decided to fundraise for the charity, through the sale of their latest EP and the launch gig in July.

“The death of a friend had a massive impact on us, and I think we sum up our reaction to the events in this song. To donate all profits from this song to CRY was an easy decision, as we want to support the positive work the charity does to help prevent sudden deaths in the young.”

SDS Sudden Death Syndrome is an umbrella term for the different causes of cardiac arrest in young people. CRY is a charity that looks to work with cardiologists and family doctors to promote and protect the cardiac health of the young, by establishing good practice and screening facilities devoted to significantly reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death throughout the UK.

“Over the last fifteen years,hundreds of people  of all ages have given up their time and energy – andgone to enormous lengths – to help raise funds for CRY. We have seen ourcharity gradually grow and make a real impact as we strive to raiseawareness of young sudden cardiac death and to support the families andfriends who continue to be affected by these tragic and often undiagnosedheart conditions. Fundraising events take time and effort to organise andget involved with – and we are so grateful to Being Jo Francis for workingso hard to help raise funds to support our important work.”
ALISON COX – CRY Spokeswoman

The single itself will be a download only release from the band’s web-store, with a pay what you like price and will feature exclusive remixes from Lee Mitchell, Shane Beales, Joe Carubia and the UK’s hottest new spoken word artist Ghostpoet.

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