The El Elephante Cabaret Bar in Benalmádena will host the Daphonbury Festival on Thursday 30 September, a fundraising concert in aid of Bowel Cancer UK. The event, which begins at 3pm, will be held in memory of Hannah 'Daphne' Edwards, a 37-year-old British expat who died of the disease last year and in whose name a charity platform was founded to highlight the dangers of the disease among the younger generation.
Acts that have already pledged their support include Diverse, a local trio that perform the hits of Take That; Liam Gray as Robbie Williams; and Mama Cath & The Soul Sisters, who will deliver a set dedicated to soul and Motown. They will be joined by Laura Carter, Mario Ross, Laura Elen, Rock of the Ages, Siobhan Tierney, Ricky Lavazza and The Phoenix Singers, although organisers are expecting to add more performers to the line-up.
Tickets for the event, which will include a BBQ, raffle (for which they are appealing for donations of prizes) and several fundraising initiatives, cost ten euros, and all funds raised will go to the Star of Hope charity platform. Organisers have set up a special link (www.hannahedwards.muchloved.com/) on the platform's GoFundMe page for those who cannot attend but who wish to make a donation. The fund is currently at 17,000 euros and it is hoped that the event will push the total to 20,000 euros.
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