By Linda Foo Guest
A ROCK night will take place this weekend in Wirral to raise funds for a family charity.
The event has been organised by Colin Hanton in aid of Families Need Fathers (FNF), who help parents separated from their children.
He has been a volunteer with Families Need Fathers since 2010.
Colin, from Wallasey, said: “This charitable organisation is one of great importance to me as I’ve had a long, arduous legal battle to be a part of my own daughter’s life which began almost as soon as she was born over six years ago. It has been a real struggle at times, but I’ve had continued help and support from FNF.
“I have been a volunteer with Families Need Fathers since 2010.
“My aim is to raise money and awareness for Families Need Fathers.
“None of which would have been possible without the support of the staff and customers of Stanley's Cask, and Fugitive.
“I hope that we can raise a fair amount of money to help towards maintaining this invaluable charity.”
Families Need Fathers is a national organisation that helps parents whose children's relationship with them is under threat.
The group offers information, advice and support for parents on how to do the best for their children.
FNF support anyone who is separated from a child they love, including mothers, grandparents and siblings.
On the night, Wirral band Fugitive will be playing a mix of music from their album as well lots of classics.
Lead singer Michael Angel said: “We’ll be playing original tracks from our album, In Transit, as well our new single called Fuelled and Ready. Both are available to download from iTunes, Amazon and other websites.
“We have been going for 24 years and play anywhere and everywhere. We wanted to help Colin and support his night.
“One track we will play is called Miracle, about a father’s love for his daughter and witnessing her birth. This is dedicated to FNF supporters”
The rock night takes place this Saturday, March 1, at Stanley’s Cask on Rake Lane, Wallasey, from 7pm.
Entry is free.
For more details, visit the Families Need Fathers website at www.fnf.org.uk