A Birmingham charity are hosting a fundraising gig, at the Roadhouse in Kings Norton on Thursday 19th September to showcase the finest local talent whilst raising money for an important cause.


The Jan Foundation, was set up in memory of a woman who passed away after suffering mental and emotional problems as a result of domestic abuse. Covering South West Birmingham they aim to combat domestic violence, through the development of support services, running preventative campaigns and through one on one support with victims and their families.

Research revealed that in just one year, 19,000 women, were forced to find emergency housing after suffering the hands of domestic violence. The gig will raise funds for the Foundation, allowing them to continue to support the survivors of abuse.

Established band The Lightning, will headline playing a wide range of hits including classics from the late sixties to 21st Century rock as well as some of their original material.


They will be joined by Sarah Kate Bennett, a solo artist who has toured as a support for Will Young and performed with Jools Holland and Eric Clapton.


Big City, a rock band from Birmingham will also performing and ‘For Folk’ will be performing acoustic and folk covers. Other bands are to be confirmed.


There will also be a raffle with some great prizes up for grabs from the events sponsors including a meal at the Himalaya Restaurant in Longbridge, a Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetic gift set, a £10 Asda gift card and more.

Tickets cost £5 and will be sold in advance online at www.theroadhousebirmingham.com and will also be available to buy on the door on the night. Doors open from 6pm and families with children aged 10 or older are welcome.

Hayley Hickman of the Jan Foundation said “The charity gig promises to be a fun and eclectic night bringing together the best talent from across Birmingham to help raise the funds we desperately we need to continue to carry out this important work.

We do not want any other women to suffer at the hands of perpetrators of abuse in the same way as Jan. Through our work, with survivors we can show women who’ve often been made to feel that they are incapable, that they are strong and that they can change their situation.

Domestic abuse not only affects the person being abused, but often has a direct impact on their children and others around them. We want to show women that there is support available, they can speak to us in confidence and we will work with them, in their own time, to make a difference.”

For more information about the Jan Foundation contact:


Office: 0121 415 5047 (during normal working hours)

Judy – 07747 825745
Hayley – 07790 952 626

Or email E – info@janfoundation.co.uk  



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