Charity gig for Rotherham’s child sexual exploitation victims

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A charity concert is to take place in aid of Rotherham’s child sexual exploitation victims.

The benefit gig is being put on to support the Rotherham Women’s Counselling Service and will take place on Friday, November 14, at Rotherham rugby club.

Doors will open at 7pm, with music starting from 7.30pm.

The charity, which also supports men, has got a six month waiting list to provide counselling and support to victims of abuse.

Local bands are giving up their time for free and the rugby club is also offering its facilities at no charge.

Sandra Moule, from the organisation, said: “Sexual abuse at any age leaves a lifelong legacy and any woman or man who lives in Rotherham who has experienced rape, sexual abuse and or domestic violence at any time in their lives, can call us. We are desperate for funds to be able to provide this in Rotherham.”

Benefit organiser Andy Kershaw, from BBC Radio Sheffield, said: “Many of us were shocked and appalled at the scale and depth of the recent child abuse scandal and I wanted to help raise some much needed cash for them.

“I’m pleased to say many South Yorkshire musicians and bands have jumped at the chance to help and prove something positive can come from this.

Tickets cost £10 and are available from Mick Sylvester at Rotherham Rugby Club, Clifton Lane by emailing andy.kershaw@blueyonder.co.uk, or from Rotherham Tourism Information Office.