1 April 2022 at 9:00 am

Author:   Tegan Rowe

On Friday 25 March The Drill rocked to a fantastic line-up of local bands, raising much needed support for the crisis in Ukraine.

Craig Morrow, The Drill’s theatre manager, said: “We’ve been talking a lot internally about what The Drill could do to help and we were aware that similar conversations were taking place over the city, so after a few conversations with local artists we felt that hosting a fundraising gig was a great way for the local creative community to respond to the awful events unfolding in Ukraine.”

The fabulous, Serena Joy, Albany, Shout Inferno, Regulus, Mary’s Dream ,The Rills and Pylons all quickly signed up*, waving their artist fees, with The Drill subsidising the event staffing costs and, together with promotional support from the Drill’s owners Lincoln College, along with our friends at University of Lincoln and BGU, we hosted a packed concert to 200 local music lovers.

Overall, the evening raised over £2000, which will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.  The DEC is supporting immediate practical support by way of food, water, shelter, healthcare and protection. The DEC brings together 15 leading UK aid charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently at times of crisis overseas and you can learn more about them here.

Once again we were blown away by the people of Lincoln’s generosity and delighted to have played a small part in helping to respond to this crisis.

*sadly Albany had to cancel last minute due to Covid but we’re all grateful for their planned contribution and know they would have made the night even more of a success!

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