On Saturday 3rd February 2018, Pembrokeshire Macmillan Cancer Support will take over the Torch Theatre for an evening of music and fun!
Pembrokeshire Macmillan will present to the audience an eclectic mix to suit many tastes - from sing-along ukulele tunes from the Jumping Fleas, through sublime vocals from the Stackpole Singers, a wonderful community singing group, and on to classic 60s and 70s pop and rock from local band Savanah. The evening will be crowned with a special set from Jack Sound, who'll be playing timeless Pink Floyd classic tracks.
Haverfordwest Ukulele group The Jumping Fleas meets weekly, and is a sociable group full of talent and enthusiasm, with members of all ages. There is even a 'Mini Fleas' group where the younger members have their chance to shine - and let's be honest, often knock the socks off their more mature counterparts! If you happen to own a ukulele and fancy joining in, why not bring it along? The Jumping Fleas are guaranteed to get the audience singing along and tapping their feet and will be a fun and lively overture to the evening ahead.
The Stackpole Singers are a community group that gets together to sing simply for the joy of it. They don't call themselves a choir, but don't be fooled - the sound they produce is beautiful and inspiring. Some of the songs they perform are especially written for them, and capture in their words and melodies the magic of our county of Pembrokeshire.
Savanah is a popular band that can be seen performing regularly in music venues around the county. You're bound to recognise the classic pop and rock they play and no doubt there will be some air guitar in evidence in the theatre during their set. If air guitar isn't your thing, just sing along, stamp your feet and clap your hands - just enjoy the party!
Jack Sound will finish the evening with their Pink Floyd set. From stunning anthems such as 'Shine on you Crazy Diamond' to their number 1 hit 'Another Brick in the Wall', Pink Floyd's brand of progressive rock has inspired generations of musicians. The audience are in for a real treat with Jack Sound's take on this amazing music.
This fabulous event has been organised by volunteers from the Pembrokeshire Macmillan fundraising committee.
All the profits from ticket sales and a fabulous raffle will go to Pembrokeshire Macmillan Cancer Care. All funds raised in Pembrokeshire for Macmillan go towards helping people living Pembrokeshire with a cancer diagnosis and through their cancer journey. This includes funding and supporting the incredible Macmillan nurses, providing specialist Macmillian cancer clinicians, running the Macmillan Information and Support Centre at Withybush Hospital, providing a free telephone line to Macmillan support staff, and providing patient grants for people and families needing financial support when going through cancer treatment.
Most of us have been, or know someone who has been affected by cancer. Because of improved cancer treatments, 29,510 people are living beyond a cancer diagnosis in south west Wales. By 2020 it is expected that 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. It goes without saying that the more money that Pembrokeshire Macmillan can raise, the more they can do to help.
By supporting Macmillan Rocks, you can make a big difference to the lives of people and their families living with cancer in Pembrokeshire.
Tickets are priced at £13.50 (£12.50 concessions), available from the Torch Theatre Box Office on 01646 695267 or online at http://torchtheatre.co.uk/macmillan-rocks-pembrokeshire