Sheffield Forgemasters and Magna unite for charity event

Published: 13 November 2013

Sheffield Forgemasters is calling on a former steelworks to help its apprentices raise £10,000 for charity.

Now a science and adventure centre, Magna in Rotherham will host a special local band night next week for Sheffield Forgemasters’ fundraising event for The Princes Trust Million Makers initiative.

Headline act Riffler will be joined by Relayer, Scoundrel, Tram 13 and DJ Freddy in the main hall of the Magna Centre, Rotherham on Saturday November 23 for the event organised by a team of 10 young entrepreneurs from Sheffield Forgemasters.

All four bands playing contain Sheffield Forgemasters' members of staff with Riffler’s lead guitarist, Paul Madin, also the technical director of the foundry, Relayer’s guitarist and vocalist David Bartholomew, Tram 13’s lead vocalist Dan Jennett, and Scoundrel’s bass player apprentice Daviyd Franckeiss.

The team is trying to raise £10,000 for the trust by organising a number of charity events and activities including the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge back in September.

All money raised will go to the trust which helps thousands of underprivileged children and young adults each year.

Rick Franckeiss, group training officer at Sheffield Forgemasters, said: “This promises to be a great night of live music with covers of some of the most well-known songs as well as the band’s own music, all for a very worthwhile cause.”

Tickets for the event cost £15, with £10 from each sale donated to The Prince’s Trust. For more information, or to buy tickets, contact Rick Franckeiss on 0114 2449071 or e-mail Tickets are available on the door.