Special music gig to support young hate crime victims

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A NEW event to provide a platform for Doncaster’s young musicians, as well as tackling head-on the issues of anti-social behaviour and hate crime, takes to the stage this week.

Rock 4 Youth on Saturday, November 24, at The Dome is a live music event that aims to showcase local unsigned musicians as well as provide a safe venue for young people and raise funds for charities and community projects in Doncaster which provide safe housing for those in need and those coming out of care.

The event, from 6pm, will feature a mix of tribute bands, local bands, and an acoustic stage and is open to anyone, though under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

It is being sponsored by Barakel, ensuring any money raised from ticket sales goes directly to the charities including Safe at Last, Call Centre Project and Change Aid as well as local youth community interest projects Area 51, Bessacarr FC and Stainforth 4 All.

Mid Teenz Events are providing their services to plan the event free of charge and will also be funding a number of tickets for local schools as part of the Mo Bellamy Award against bullying and hate crime.

Mid Teenz spokeswoman Annette Ramsay said: “Mo was a character, and well known on the live music scene in Doncaster and committed to helping young people. He was always positive and always believed everyone had a value and a worth.”