Roar: A night of female fronted punk rockers to raise money for charity

The Radioactive Rats will be performing at Roar, an event to raise money for domestic abuse charity

The Radioactive Rats will be performing at Roar, an event to raise money for domestic abuse charity Leeway. Picture: Mariusz Fratczak - Credit: Mariusz Fratczak

Women of punk rock will be uniting in Norwich later this month to raise money for a local charity that helps victims of domestic abuse.

On Friday April 28 the Owl Sanctuary on Timber Hill will be hosting Roar, an evening of female fronted punk rock bands.

All money raised from the gig will go to Leeway, an independent charity that provides support to adults, young people and children who have been affected by domestic violence and abuse in Norfolk and Waveney.

The charity provides specialist support to over 8,000 people each year.

Event organiser Tim Foster said: 'This is a chance to put women front and centre as a response to the structural sexism they are facing.

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'Cuts in public sector jobs, benefits and social services over the last few years have hit most people to varying degrees but they have affected women in particular.

'Some women have also had to fulfil new care responsibilities as public services continue to be dismantled.

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'It will be a good chance to hear the voices that are often drowned out' he added.

Leeway were pleased when the organisers approached them with the idea.

Richard Rhys-Lloyd, from Leeway said: 'A couple of members of the bands wanted to hold a gig and raise money for the charity.

'We are delighted that people in the community are willing to help out. A group of teachers recently ran the Norwich half-marathon in support of us.

'It raises awareness which is so important for an independent charity like ourselves. We hope it will be a fantastic night for a fantastic cause.'

Bands from across the country will be performing, including the Radioactive Rats and Norwich's own Dandelion and the Rockets.

The evening will start at 7pm and includes a punk rock raffle with CD's and T-shirts up for grabs.

Tickets will be available on the door. More information on the show can be found here at The Owl Sanctuary's Facebook page.

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