Band night for Stephen

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A MUSICAL fundraiser has been organised at a city centre pub to raise money to buy a disabled Sheffield basketball player his own wheelchair for the sport.

Walkabout in Carver Street will host the event on Thursday May 5, welcoming rock band Hystryonyx and local girl group trio Finesse.

The night will be raising money for Steelers player Stephen Birkby, who currently borrows a basketball chair from the club.

He wants to buy his own chair but as they cost between £2,500 and £6,000 he needs some help fundraising to make it happen. Stephen said: “The chair I borrow is not entirely suited to me and is hampering my development in the sport - having a purpose made chair to suit me would be very beneficial.”

Tickets cost £3 with all proceeds going to his wheelchair fund.