A MUSIC student from the University of Chester who lost her father to cancer just over two months ago has set up two fundraising gigs to honour his memory.
Rachel Williams, a popular music performance student, originally from Dudley but now living in the city, has organised two nights in Chester.
The 20-year-old session drummer, is hoping to raise £800 from the gigs.
She said: “My dad passed away on December 1, 2012, after four years of fighting carcinoid cancer.
“I wanted to do something positive in his memory and to raise some money for Cancer Research UK so that it can continue in its work fighting and trying to find a cure for this disease.”
Rachel, who has been playing the drums since the age of 12 and performs with a number of bands, has recruited the support of friends and fellow popular music performance students as well as local bands to play on the two nights.
The first gig is themed as a mini festival and will include a variety of stalls, some of which will be manned by her proud mother and brother, and include activities such as face-painting and aromatherapy.
It takes place at Compass Bar, on City Road, on Tuesday, February 26, and will feature performances by False Alibi, Scarlet, Soul Revolver, Sticky Soles and Misguided Chaos.
Tickets are £3 on the door, or £2 if pre-ordered by emailing Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second gig is an acoustic night at The Amber Lounge, Watergate Street, on Wednesday, March 13, and will feature performances by 62 Pieces of Lego, Ben Stafford, Chloe Anderton and Siobhan McGuckian, Park, Ben Copperthwaite and Jon Fellowes.
Tickets for this are £3 on the door, and £2.50 if pre-ordered by emailing Rachel.