Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 16.02.36Musicians will be busking at The Witham this week to raise funds for the venue’s Music for Music campaign.

Performers will be singing and playing in the Barnard Castle art centre’s Dispensary café on Tuesday and Saturday, between 12pm and 3pm each day, to bring in money for the initiative.

Music for Music aims to support young people and children in Barnard Castle with subsidised tickets to performances at The Witham throughout the year, whilst contributing to the cost of a new piano for the venue.

The campaign was set up in autumn 2015 with a target to raise £500 for the subsidised tickets, and £250 for the piano.

However, great support from the local community saw the initial target topped, with £960 currently in the pot.

Marketing intern and musician Maddy Sutton, who is leading the campaign, said: “I look forward to yet again another week of great music making in our lovely café.

“There was such a friendly and community atmosphere during the last sessions and with a café full of delicious cakes, soups and sandwiches, it’s a great place to spend a long lunch.

“’Live music adds to the great atmosphere here – everyone is welcome to enjoy the music and drop some pennies in the hat!’

Busking slots are available from 12pm to 3pm.

Anyone interested in taking part should email: maddy.sutton@thewitham.org.uk

To find out more about the project, visit the Witham’s website: www.thewitham.org.uk/index.php/whats-on/music/item/620-music-for-music-campaign   and its JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/Madelene-Sutton