Good Times: Get ready to Dig Deep at charity event

Andy Ball leads fron the front at last year's Dig Deep event
Andy Ball leads fron the front at last year's Dig Deep event

Tickets are now on sale for the Dig Deep charity event, something that was held last year at the Brighouse Sports and Social Club, on Russell Way, supporting Bipolar UK and will this year be at Bradley Park Golf Club and in aid of providing water for the people of Kenya.

Andy Ball, one of the organisers, said: “We had a great turnout of support last year with over 100 people in attendance and we would like the same again this time round.”

Andy got involved with the Dig Deep charity when he attended a presentation at university and will in August fly out to Kenya with a group of ten people and climb Mount Kenya.

In preparation for this, Andy has been doing lots of walking and has covered Preston to Blackpool and also walked the 22-mile boundary of Brighouse.

“The charity has organised walks for practice up UK mountains but rather than pay to go on them I would rather put that money toward the charity and carry on walking as I am for free,” added Andy.

Not alone in planning the event, one of last year’ organisers and nurse at Longroyde Surgery in Rastrick, Elaine Aderaye has been drumming up support and collecting donations for raffle prizes.

Elaine also runs a a charity advertising site for people to find local businesses within the area and is donating the usual £10 fee for an advert on the site directly to the charity. The website is

“If a lot of the businesses in Brighouse, Elland, Halifax and Huddersfield etc placed an advert, we would raise a great amount,” added Elaine.

The event will take place on June 27 and tickets are £6 for adults. The printing of the tickets has once more been kindly donated for free by Impress Printers of Batley.

On the night there will be live music, a raffle, DJ and food will be available.

Prizes already donated for the raffle include two tickets to a Sheffield Wednesday game next season, hairdressing vouchers and pamper vouchers.

If you would like to donate a prize, buy a ticket for the event or find out more, contact Elaine on 07815 117965.

l Jeremy’s at The Boathouse is looking forward to a packed out May Bank Holiday weekend with a great line up of music. The weekend kicks off on Friday night with Kulabula playing indie pop rock covers.

Saturday night sees the return of The Googles, an 80s party band playing everybody’s favourites that will keep you on the dancefloor all night long.

Sunday starts with acoustic music from Matthew Broadbent from 4pm followed by Vital Statistix at 9pm playing classics from the likes of Queen, The Killers, Robbie Williams and much more.

l Landlady Michelle Poutch has live music on May 9 from Cell Block 9.

The band will be playing the likes of The Who, Rolling Stones, the Beatles and many more, and it all starts from 9pm.

l Tonight (Thursday) at The Barge, the jam session is with Hard Rock Outlaws.

On Friday night Super Fly will be on stage, followed on Saturday evening by Flaming Dragon.

On Sunday the live music will come from the Bopsville Shakers.

l It’s a busy Bank Holiday at the Old Ship Inn as landlady Marsha Jones has lined up live music on Friday night from Joe Gallagher’s Noise.

Then on Sunday the pub will host a ticket only Cheese and Wine Night. Priced at £25 per person, you will taste cheese from all over the world, plus wines from many countries with a blind label tasting competition and the chance to win £50 in with the price of your ticket.

The pub will close at 7pm on Sunday evening to non-ticket holders for the event.

Tickets can be purchased from behind the bar.