Here come the Mods - fund-raising gigs to take place in Rugby this weekend - The Rugby Observer

Here come the Mods - fund-raising gigs to take place in Rugby this weekend

Rugby Editorial 29th Feb, 2024   0

HERE come the mods – live music is taking place in Rugby this weekend to help raise £1million for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Mod enthusiasts are staging two gigs in the town as part of a nation-wide group called March of the Mods, which is co-ordinating a month-long series of 32 concerts across the country during March.

The Rugby gigs will feature live bands including Fossil Fuel, Solid Bon and Johnny Seven.

March of The Mods is the brainchild of Liverpool bus driver and Teenage Cancer Trust supporter Eddie Penny. Since the first show 12 years ago, the group has raised over £853,000 for the charity.

Eddie said: “From its humble beginnings, March of the Mods, has always given 100 per cent of what it raises to worthwhile charities, with Teenage Cancer Trust being the charity that has linked all our events together.

“Each year over two hundred bands and DJs along with the event organisers give their time free of charge to benefit those less fortunate than themselves. We are proud of what has been achieved over the years.”

Emma Cross from Teenage Cancer Trust said: “We’re incredibly proud of the money raised so far at these iconic events and excited to see what can be achieved this year, as March of the Mods gets even closer to achieving its one-million pound goal.

“Every pound raised is vital in allowing us to protect our specialist services to ensure young people get access to the very best treatment, care and support no matter where they are based.”

The gigs in Rugby will take place on Friday and Saturday (March 1 and 2) at The Rugby Workers Club in Oliver Street. Visit for more information.


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