Young People organise ‘Tam Jam’ music event

August 20, 2014

A group of Tamworth teenagers have organised ‘Tam Jam’ a a music festival with one aim – to raise as much money as possible for the Teenage Cancer Trust

The group of twelve 16 and 17-year-olds from Tamworth have organised a music festival, Tam Jam in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust, in memory of Midlands teenager Stephen Sutton who tragically lost his battle to cancer earlier in the year.

Tam Jam will be held at the Tamyouth Centre, Spinning School Lane on Saturday 30th August between 3pm – 10pm will have persormances from local bands and singers.

Tam JamThroughout the day, Tamworth radio station, TCRfm will be hosting the music and introducing the local bands.

As well as the music there will also be face painting, loom bands, holistic therapies, cakes, a tombola, a bungee run, a surf machine, healthy food van, ice cream van, and mash-up theatre which will be running a workshop from 5 – 6 in one of our wig wams.

With a little help from Tamworth Informed readers they also hope to find some craft / art stalls for the event.  The organisers are now looking for people to run stalls such as nail art, hair braiding and craft stalls of any kind.  They are also looking for additional musicians and donations for the tombola.

Anybody offering their services will be asked to make a donation to the Teenage Cancer Trust but will be able to keep any profits.

The group are organizing this event as the ‘social action project’ section of their NCS program which takes place throughout the summer. The aim is to give young people a chance to become more responsible and independent whilst helping the community in some way.

A spokesperson for the group told Tamworth Informed;  “we all felt very passionate about music they wanted to organise an event which incorporated something they were interested in.

“When deciding which charity to raise money for we thought that Teenage Cancer Trust would be a relevant and quite personal charity to support as they help people of our own age.

“We were also very inspired by the fund raising efforts of Stephen Sutton who is something of a local hero after the absolutely amazing extent of his positive attitude and charity work.

“It would be greatly appreciated if people could like a share our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/TamJam/770148443045320 or make any donations on our just giving page, https://www.justgiving.com/Tam-Jam14/.

“It would be wonderful to see as many local people as possible on the day of the event, supporting us in our fund raising and having a good time!”

If any of our readers can help out with the event in any way then please contact the organisers via their facebook page.