CALLING all local bands - a youth organisation in South Yorkshire is set to hold a musical competition thanks to a donation from a Sheffield charity.
MidTeenz, which is based in Doncaster, is receiving funding for a ‘battle of the bands’ contest from Help A Child Have A Chance.
Heats will run over a six-month period, with the winning band getting to play at an outdoor concert in the summer.
Help A Child Have A Chance is providing the money through its 12 Days of Christmas campaign, run in association with The Star.
The charity was founded by Shirley Kilner in memory of her late husband, the Hallam FM DJ Dave Kilner - who was no stranger to organising musical events.
“A battle of the bands competition is something we would love to get involved in as Dave always supported local bands and musicians through his days at Radio Hallam,” said Shirley.
“Help A Child Have A Chance was launched with a hugely successful concert at the City Hall, which featured local bands and musicians such as Def Leppard, John Parr and Heaven 17, so we are really looking forward to supporting MidTeenz.”
The charity is paying up to £1,000 for the hire of the venues for the competition.
Annette Ramsay, employment and development manager at the North Doncaster Development Trust, which runs MidTeenz, said: “We would like to offer a number of young people the opportunity to form a committee and work on all aspects of planning and execution of events.”
MidTeenz helps young musicians, as well as teenagers interested in aspects of the entertainment industry such as sound, lighting, film, event and stage management.
The organisation was also behind a recent event at the Doncaster Dome called Rock4Youth.
Visit http://companies.to/nddt/ or www.helpachildhaveachance.co.uk for information. See The Star tomorrow for the final 12 Days of Christmas winner.