Springsteen and crew head to town for MS charity bash

Britain’s premiere Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band tribute act is coming to Newton Stewart next month to headline a charity gig in aid of the MS Society.

The seven-strong band, The Rising, hail from Dundee and will travel to the Douglas Ewart High School on 28 February to deliver their show-stopping routine of well-knownhits at ‘The Rising Rocks for MS’ gig.

As well as delivering Bruce Springsteen favourites, the band is also set to delight the audience with a mix of entertainment that will bring you through the decades and up to date.

Young people aiming for the gold Duke of Edinburgh award have volunteered to help out at the event and will be running some fun-filled activities on the night. Any money raised by the youngsters will go toward funding their gold award excursion in June.

As well as great music, there will be a bar and a bite to eat, all for the price of just £10 per ticket.

The fundraiser is an event that has been organised as part of a campaign for research into Multiple Sclerosis. Wigtownshire has a fairly high prevalence of the condition and each individual who has a diagnosis of MS is affected in different ways and with varying levels of severity.

The disease can be progressive and so those who have been diagnosed live not knowing what their long term future will hold.

Currently there is no cure and treatments show varying levels of success with sometimes severe side effects.

The small group of volunteers who have got together to raise funds for research want to do their bit to ensure the continuation of research into effective treatments and to ultimately finding a cure. They have all been affected by MS in some way either through family members or friends or by having the condition themselves. So far over £4000 has been raised and donated by the group to MS Society.

The Rising Rocks for MS is the group’s first event of 2015 and they want you to to come and support their cause and have a brilliant night out at the same time.

The gig will run from 8pm-1am. To book tickets call or text 07717 521966.