The Sweet featuring Andy Scott haven't played a London date since they performed at Camden Underworld in 2004 but they will be appearing at a very special charity event in September along with Weapon (UK) and Paddy Goes To Holyhead.
MetalTalk.net exclusively revealed the details of this performance last month and the great cause that it is in aid of. Read on...
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"In November 2011 our dear friend of thirty years, Ingrid Paasch, had an aneurysm on the right side of her brain. She is now paralysed down the left side of her body. Due to her paralysis, Ingrid is confined to a wheelchair and currently resides in a care home in Reading, ironically near the festival site she has graced on many occasions over the years!
"Since the stroke, Ingrid has worked hard on her rehabilitation and has regained her speech. However, to try getting the left side of her body working she needs specialist treatment - particularly on her arm and leg. The specialist physiotherapy she needs is not available on the NHS. So Ingrid has personally paid for this treatment from her savings, but the treatment has stopped due to diminishing funds.
"This is where we, her music biz friends, come in. A bunch of us have set up 'In It For Ingrid', a fund raising event, on Friday 13th September at The Rock Patch, Merton Manor Club, South Wimbledon with ALL proceeds going to help towards funding her treatment.
"The line-up on the night is The Sweet, Paddy Goes To Holyhead and special guests to be confirmed. Opening the show is NWOBHM band Weapon (UK).
The Sweet 2013
"Several artists/bands have pledged merchandise/memorabilia, including former Rainbow/Ozzy and Uriah Heep bassist Bob Daisley, who is donating a signed copy of his new book 'For Facts Sake'.
"On behalf of all of us involved I urge you to support us in helping Ingrid get her life back.