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      Thursday 11, December 2014

      Manchester club opens doors in aid of Salford Food Banks

      AS the Christmas period approaches there is a huge increase in demand for food donations, especially in this region.  This year that includes one very big contribution from The Ruby Lounge.

       

      The club which is based in Manchester is hosting an event in order to raise awareness in aid of food poverty by donating to Salford Food Banks and distributing the food for those who will go hungry this Christmas.
       
      The concert is running on Sunday December 14 at 1pm and will include a variety of acts who will be performing laid back Sunday sets. Just two of the big names to perform include Tom Hingley from 80’s band the Inspiral Carpets and Coronation Street’s Ian Puleston-Davies who will be performing as part of a DJ set.
       
      All of the proceeds from the event will go to Salford Food Banks which will help people in the region who are struggling especially around the Christmas period.
       
      Jay Taylor, Events Promoter for The Ruby Lounge is running the event, which just so happens to be his final gig said that it will be sure to go out with a bang.
       
      “The idea being that everyone comes along, digs the show but we raise a bunch of money and food stock for Salford Food Banks. Last time the food table was overflowing, it was brilliant.

       

      “You know I’ve sort of adopted Food Banks as a charity of choice really because I just think it’s a pretty poor show when a country as rich as this one can’t provide basic food for the people who live here, it’s a disgrace. The money to support the welfare state is there.”

       

      When asked why the venue chose to contribute to Food Banks, Jay explained, “As a person who is part of that venue it’s good to say you believe in something. It’s not very fashionable to believe in things. I think especially these days it’s important to say I believe in Food Banks. I think it’s a disgrace that they exist but I believe in the good work they do.”


      Former lead singer of Inspiral Carpets Tom Hingley is performing an acoustic set on the day said, “I think it will be a good event, good for your ears, good for your heart and your soul as well because it’s good for Salford Food Banks.

       

      “Food poverty in Salford and Manchester is something we shouldn’t really be dealing with in the 21st century, it’s a sense of moral outrage. It makes you realise how lucky you are yourself.”
       
      The nightclub is asking for a variety of food donations such as Christmas food and other non-perishable foods. If you would like to make a donation or purchase tickets for the event click here for more information.

      By Ellie Robinson
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