Burnham concert aims to raise cash for fight against people trafficking
fundraising music event will be held in Burnham-On-Sea this Sunday
(June 3rd) to raise cash for a global campaign to halt people
nine-hour music event is being held at Burnham's Pier Tavern in
Pier Street in aid of 'Stop The Traffik', a global movement to
prevent the sale of people and to protect the trafficked and prosecute
bands and acts confirmed include On Lone (minus 2 sharks), Eastertown,
Tri-Sexual Winkers, Nick Elswood, Sun Dog Day (featuring Joy Russell
and Andy Lawrence), Darren Hodge (a talented young guitarist),
Mr Mike & Mr Tim (Mike is from Kastrow and Tim from Tri-Sexuals),
Steve Plant and Guest (Steve formally from Renegade Flight fame
and now with Birmingham band Rockabilly "54") and Tom
Quinton (a local poet with radical musings).
Mandy Starks told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am a tutor with
Somerset Skills & Learning and came up with the idea of holding
this event after teaching about Human Rights and coming across
Stop The Traffik."
inspired me to hold a fundraiser, with a particular emphasis on
the dark side of chocolate, where children are trafficked to Ivory
Coast Cocoa Plantations. Most of us like chocolate but people
should be informed that big chocolate companies are still using
such plantations that exploit young children. I also hope to raise
awareness of sex trafficking, which is a global problem."
fundraiser will be held at the Pier Tavern from 2pm until late,
with entry costing £5 on the door.