Three Crewe DJs help to raise thousands for kidney cancer charity

By Jonathan White

6th Sep 2022 | Local News

Crewe Djs Jonnie Briggs, Clive Read and Joey Hartley, all from Crewe, all helped to raise money for Action Kidney Cancer (Shirley Pointon).
Crewe Djs Jonnie Briggs, Clive Read and Joey Hartley, all from Crewe, all helped to raise money for Action Kidney Cancer (Shirley Pointon).

A fund-raising 'Charity Weekender' Northern Soul music & dance event took place over the weekend - raising thousands for a kidney cancer charity.

The weekender took place on Saturday (August 13) and Sunday (August 14) - featuring numerous DJs from the local area and beyond.

It took place inside The Atherton & Associates Suite, Nantwich Town Football Club. All proceeds went to Action Kidney Cancer.

More than 300 came to enjoy the Northern Soul music & dance Charity Weekender (Jonathan White).

Jonnie Briggs, Clive Read and Joey Hartley, all from Crewe, helped to raise money for the cancer charity.

DJs included: Little Scotty (Wolverhampton), Don "Mopsey" Morris (Sheffield), Paul Lightley (Nottingham), Avril Kesteven (Stamford) and Mike Coburn (Stoke on Trent) also took part.

Tracey Redman Husbands (Nottingham), Elvin Ironmonger (Manchester), Jim Fox (Worksop), Rod Looker (Widnes), and Russ Harvey (Driffield) also took part.

Approximately 300 people attended the event - enjoying the music and dancing over the weekend. 

Crewe Dj's Jonnie Briggs and Clive Read (Shirley Pointon).

The weekender was organised by father & son Dave & Steve Pointon and raised £2,540.

Their 'Nantwich Northern Soul/Motown All Dayer' last August, at the same venue, raised £2,633 - meaning over £5,000 has been raised from their two events. 

The proceeds from the weekender will go to Action Kidney Cancer.

Dave & Steve Pointon, Charity Weekender organisers, said: "We would like to thank Nantwich Town Football Club, all of the DJ's and all of the attendees for their support.

Nootingham DJ, Tracey Redman Husbands (Shirley Pointon).

"We have also secured the venue for next years 'Northern Soul Weekender,' which will take place over the weekend of 12 and 13 August 2023."

Julia Black, Action Kidney Cancer, said: "We are tremendously grateful to Steve, Dave and family for organising this event, and to everyone who volunteered their services, their time, and to all who came and supported it.

"The generosity shown by everyone involved has been overwhelming, especially in the current challenging times.

"Action Kidney Cancer is a patient founded and patient managed charity supporting kidney cancer patients across the UK.

Julia Black (Action Kidney Cancer) - receives the cheque (Jonathan White).

"Our aim is to ensure every single kidney cancer patient receives the best possible care, information, and support and to make sure no-one feels they have to face kidney cancer alone. 

"A substantial donation such as this will help us continue our work and reach even more patients and their families, we are hugely grateful to the Pointon family and everyone who supported this event."

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