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Labour MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, is to host a charity gig in support of The Junction Foundation, who work with disadvantaged young people and young carers.

The Junction are based in Redcar and work with vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people across Redcar & Cleveland. One particular group of young people they support is young carers, who take on the adult pressures of caring responsibilities whilst their peers are out enjoying growing up.

Anna has teamed up with Teesside-based rock group, The Fire, who will be playing at Eston Labour Club on Friday 25th May to help raise money for the charity. The band perform some of the biggest hits from the 60s and 70s, including from groups such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and The Kinks (plus a few other surprises).

A number of local businesses have supported the event by providing raffle prizes, including Oliver’s Fish Restaurant, Cleveland Bay, Ms Lillys, Italia, Hog & Waffle, Clock Gallery, Boots, Honeymans, Chilton Mill, Quick Fix Mobile, Blink Eye Wear, Lashes, Relish Café, Go Mobile, Gothika Tattoo, UK Dry Cleaners, Minstra Thai restaurant, Eileen’s Fruit Market, and Drive Vauxhall.

Speaking about the gig and why she is supporting the Junction as her Charity of the Year for 2017/18, Anna said:

“I am really pleased to be supporting The Junction because they do amazing work helping vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in our community. The one on one support they provide to young people is invaluable, helping them to deal with personal challenges, develop confidence and self-esteem, and to unlock their potential.

“I have arranged this charity night to help raise funds to support the amazing work they do and to help them reach out to more young people in our community who could benefit from their support. The Fire are a great local band and I am pleased they have agreed to support the event. It’s going to be a great night and I hope lots of you can make it to help raise money for a brilliant cause.”

Chief Executive of the Junction, Lawrence McAnelly, has said:

“We are really pleased that our local MP Anna Turley has chosen to support us as her charity of the year. Anna has known The Junction and taken a keen interest in our work supporting children and young people since before she was elected. This even goes back to her being a tour guide for local young carers on a visit to Parliament.

“I have no doubt that Anna’s support will not only help The Junction’s work directly but it will also give children and young people in the borough a voice, helping to raise awareness of the issues they face.”

Tickets are £10 and include a pie and peas supper. They can be purchased from Anna Turley’s office at 10 Milbank Terrace in Redcar, as well as Eston Labour Club. You can call Anna’s office on 01642 485138 or email anna.turley.mp@parliament.uk.

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