Charity gig in memory of Joe

Stephanie Kirk is set to walk the Sahara next March,fundraising in memory of Joe-Roberts Anderson. Picture by Andrew Higgins   sn122452c    15/06/12

Stephanie Kirk is set to walk the Sahara next March,fundraising in memory of Joe-Roberts Anderson. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn122452c 15/06/12

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A Scarborough woman has organised a charity gig as part of her fundraising efforts in memory of local teenager Joe Roberts-Anderson.

Stephanie Kirk is inviting people to come along to the musical extravaganza at the Old Vic pub in Westborough on Saturday February 9.

All the proceeds will go towards Kidney Research UK in memory of Joe, who lost his life last year aged just 17 after a kidney transplant.

Stephanie will be supporting the charity by trekking 100km in the Sahara in March and has already smashed her £2,200 target.

She said: “All the funds raised at the gig will be a big bonus, and all proceeds will go direct to the charity.”

The gig will feature performers including Friday Street, Cooler on the Coast, Megg Bray and Robert Schmuck, who will be performing a song his brother wrote for Joe.

The companies who are donating raffle prizes include Hibu, Heavenly Hampers, Nabs Nosh, HFM, Something for the Weekend Sir?, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Infotone, Denim Blue, Reflections, Monarch Construction and CEX.

The Old Vic is providing the room for free and the local bands and solo performers are also giving their time free of charge.

Tickets for the gig are available from saharaforjoe@hotmail.com at £5 each and automatically enter people at the gig into the raffle.

The top prize is an iPad - you must be at the gig to claim a prize if your number is called.

Stephanie said: “Kidney Research UK do loads of outstanding work so that many others don’t have to cope with what Joe and his friends and family have had to cope with.”