Farnsfield teenager prepares for musical marathon for homeless people
A young Farnsfield musician will wear his fingers to the bone and sing himself hoarse as he plays a hefty 31 gigs in 31 days to support homeless and vulnerable people.
Dominic Stockbridge, 17, of Main Street, is putting his musical stamina to the test in aid of Framework, a charity supporting thousands of people across the region – including many in the Newark area.
His musical marathon, inspired by a chance meeting with a friend, will take him on a tour of pubs and clubs at locations across the county and beyond. By donating his appearance fees and collecting donations as he goes, he hopes to raise hundreds of pounds for the cause.
Dominic, a former pupil at The Minster School in Southwell who now studies music at New College Nottingham, says he took up the challenge to give himself something to do during the long Summer Holidays.
Speaking ahead of his first gig on August 1st at Southwell’s Old Coach House, he explained: “I’ve wanted to do something like this for a while, but now I’ve got a bit of time on my hands over the summer holidays I thought it would be the perfect time to give it a go. It’s been a lot of hard work to pull it all together and I know it’s going to be tough on my voice, but I’m really looking forward to it.
“I was told about Framework by a good friend of mine who told me about the great work they do. I had a look for myself and was really impressed by what I found. From a personal point of view I am very lucky to have had the childhood that I have, but I know that not everybody is so lucky and that sometimes they can become homeless as a result in later life.”
Dominic, whose describes his music as a contemporary mix of easy listening, blues and jazz, will be supported along the way by a variety of Guest appearances.