TONIGHT: Shropshire’s first charity telethon will be broadcast


Picture: Comedian Greg Davies supports Unheard Shropshire.

Tonight the county will see it’s very first telethon take place to raise money for local charity, Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.

Taking place in the Lord Hill Hotel in Shrewsbury, Unheard Shropshire will see some of Shropshire’s most talented acts take to the stage to perform. Popular bands such as Fight The Bear and The Clocktower will perform in front of a live audience as they seek to raise money for the Shrewsbury based charity.

Didn’t manage to get a ticket? Fear not, because local television company, the County Channel, will be broadcasting the whole event live, complete with on screen presenters, guests and extra entertainment.

When I first found out about the event I was eager to help out wherever I could. As well as helping out with the organisational duties, my company, Surface Rush, also donated the website -

Many of you will know how passionate I am about media services and technology. Having something like this take place on our own doorstep, and for such an important and worthwhile cause, is fantastic. We need more events like this and your support can make this happen.

Spread the word, and if you are not able to get to the event (there are only a handful of tickets left on the door) then grab a takeaway and watch from your living room. Please donate anything you can – every penny goes towards helping with the fantastic work Lingen Davies Cancer Fund carry out.

The event kicks off at 7:00pm tonight from the Lord Hill Hotel – brought to you by County Channel and viewable HERE

Not able to watch the event? BBC Radio Shropshire will be broadcasting select highlights live between 7pm and 9pm.

Don’t forget to join the discussion on twitter with the official Unheard Shropshire: Lingen Davies Appearl hashtag - #USLDAppeal


Ben King Ben King
Ben is a digital media guru and entrepeneur based in Shropshire. He started his first business at the age of just 19 whilst studying Marketing at Aberystwyth University. His company, Surface Rush, has gone from strength to strength, and received UK television broadcasts within the first 12 months. Ben has also directed music videos for Radio 1 playlisted artists, worked on independent feature films, and works as a freelance consultant for video and marketing projects.

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