Digital concert this weekend will see Richmond and Kingston musicians raise vital charity funds

To help raise spirits amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdown and to raise vital funds for charity, a one-time only digital concert is set to unite musicians from across Richmond and Kingston.

Crossroads Care Richmond and Kingston upon Thames has helped rally musicians from across the region to perform in Rockin’ the Lockin’, set to kick off on Saturday (April 25) from 5pm.

The charity provides support to unpaid carers and the people they care for.

In response to the pandemic, it has set up a food bank and completed over 1,000 requested trips to supermarkets, hospitals, homes and pharmacies.

16 performers are currently set to play through the evening until after 10pm, including Status Quo bassist John Edwards with his daughter Mae Edwards.

Julie Da Costa, CEO of Crossroads Care Richmond and Kingston upon Thames, said: “Funds raised from Rockin’ The Lockin will assist us in our mission to continue supporting those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

“As regulated providers and a registered charity, our organisation reacted quickly to COVID-19, working with our voluntary and statutory partners, neighbourhood groups and local traders to meet the needs of our local community.

“We regulated over 35 Key Volunteers who, over the past four weeks, have worked extremely hard to meet the needs of those who are vulnerable. We also recently started delivering pub-cooked foods (produced by The Anglers, Teddington) for those financially affected by COVID-19; those at risk and vulnerable; the elderly, as well as children and adults with additional needs.

“Our response would not have been possible without the drive and passion of our core staff, together with our new service arm, our COVID-19 Regulated Key Volunteers. I am proud to be CEO of such an incredible charity where the commitment and passion of its people continues to amaze me.”

“I would also like to give a social thanks to Teddington Together for organising the event”

You can tune in to enjoy the show via Facebook Live from 5pm here.

The JustGiving page set up alongside the event can be found here.

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