Blackout Gig for Carrick Mind

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A group of Cornish businessmen are hosting their second annual gig to raise funds and awareness for local a mental health charity.

Blackout, a punk and new wave covers band, consisting of singer Simon Foxhall, from Blue Flame Heating Solutions, guitarist Mike Clarke, from Ecology of Selling, acupuncturist, band founder and bass player, Paul Adkins, of Positive Acupuncture together with student drummer Finn Hellier.

The event is being  held to support Carrick Mind takes place on Saturday, September 1, at the Watersports Centre in Falmouth, TR11 4AU.

Paul Adkins said: “We’re pleased to announce that Blackout will be hosting and performing our second charity fundraiser in support of mental health.

“We know many people, including ourselves, have been touched by events that require mental health support from the wider community.”

Blackout will be supported by Ben Gifford, Penzance duo, Two Seconds to Penzance, with further entertainment from “close” magician, Stuart Mageean.

The event also aims to raise awareness ahead of World Suicide Prevention on Monday, September 10.

During the evening there will be an address from Jon Gladstone, CEO of Carrick Mind, and Michelle Harper Foxhall, whose son, Liam, sadly took his own life in 2012.

Michelle said: “By having an annual event like this I hope it will start to get people talking, de-stigmatise mental health issues, make people aware that there is help available for them, and promote the brilliant people at Carrick Mind, as well as The Samaritans and Outlook Southwest.”

The event starts at 7pm with tickets priced at £5

Donations can also be made via the band’s Just Giving page: