Temperature soars and so do funds of Clockwork charity

By Kevin Black in Community News

It wasn’t only the temperature that was soaring at the Holland Sports and Social Club in Hurst Green.

The funds of local charity Clockwork were rising by the hour as the club in Mill Lane hosted a free music festival.

Sponsored by Payne & Co the event featured around nine hours of music from the likes of Randy And The Rockets, Ayalon, Titfield Thunderbolts, the Banned, Mat Hammond, Fun Around, Sofia Ford, Mothers Ruin, VBTN, Lauren V & Mick Cook, Ben McIlwraith, Eloise Wynn Jones, Dom Damesick, and dos Cam and Joss Chorley.

There were also a plethora of stalls and activities for children and lots to eat and drink.

Clockwork was launched after local youngsters Billy Plowman and Molly Green took the own lives and was formed by Matt Hayes, guitarist with Randy And the Rockets and of the Oxted based Idol Hands Music School.

Clockwork’s overall aim is to raise awareness to help young people suffering with anxiety and depression to have a voice via a range of different projects including a mental health directory/website.

Matt Hayes said: “ We hope to put on some music events with various speakers sharing their experiences and offering advice and support. We are also looking to send people from the local community to suicide awareness training, particularly those who are in contact with young adults.”

The trustees of Clockwork are Matt, Peter Green, Flo O’Mahony, and the Rev Andrew Rumsey.

Photos by kevin black show some of the performers at the Clockwork festival - VBTN, Sammy Atkins and George Higgins; Sofia Ford, Eloise Wynn Jones, Mick Cook and Lauren V and Clockwork founder Matt with Mick Hayes of Randy And The Rockets.

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