The incredibly talented Paul Parker from the very well-known local Shrewsbury band, Paul Parker and All the Right Friends, performed a astounding 4 Gigs in 12 Hours on Saturday raising over £1750.00 for Shropshire Mental Health Support. Paul was very busy prior to the event not only getting ready to move house but drumming up support on all platforms and even making an appearance on BBC Radio Shropshire where he performed a song live on Air.
Paul performed at the Bricklayers Arms, The Wheatsheaf Frankwell, Ashley’s Bar & The Wheatsheaf on the high street. Carrying He was welcomed by an army of fans paying him for requests.
Paul took to Facebook after the gigs to thank the venues and fans who had donated.
THANK YOU to each one of you who came to support yesterday. We have raised so much money for Shropshire Mental Health Support. We will be totting up the cash in the next few days as we are moving house tomorrow! Thank you to those who helped carry the gear and a big thank you to the 4 fabulous venues who all donated to the charity also.
He added, I feel its really important to shine a light on an organisation that helps with adults who my be suffering with mental ill -health. I work in schools where I’m seeing a lot of work put into educating children on emotional wellbeing which is amazing but I want everyone to be able to access the help if they need it.
Heather Ireland CEO at Shropshire Mental Health support added-
We want to say just how thankful we are to Paul and his wife Adelle for putting together such a wonderful show. We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the fans and the venues who supported this event. Donations of this kind will make a huge difference to our charity.
We are always expanding our services as the demand increases at a rapid rate. We have many new services about to kick start, one of those being our wellbeing vehicle which will help people access our services in harder to reach communities.
Since Covid, Shropshire Mental Health Support has seen a rise in mental health challenges and currently offers telephone support to around 500 people, as well as other much needed, well utilised groups and services that anyone living in Shropshire can access.
Paul we can’t thank you enough. Please check out Paul Parker and all the right friends on Facebook for future gigs.