A SET of talented musicians will be staging a live online music festival in aid of Mid Cheshire Foodbank.

Organised by Cheshire-based musician collective Acoustic Postcards, 100 per cent of proceeds will be donated directly to the foodbank to help those in need.

Artists will be performing acoustic sets from their home studios live on Facebook next Friday evening, with donations encouraged from ‘festivalgoers’ to make a positive difference to local families.

Everyone is invited to don their dancing shoes on and donate what you can to assist those most in need during these difficult times.

Nathan Pardoe, CWAC councillor for Winsford Wharton and volunteer with Mid Cheshire Foodbank, said: “Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have had twice as many people to feed and we need your support now more than ever.

“As the economic impact of Covid-19 accelerates, more people will have to turn to foodbanks.

“We would like to thank Acoustic Postcards for organising this fantastic event and supporting Mid Cheshire Foodbank.”

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Musicians taking part include Human League keyboard player Benjamin Lee Smith, BBC Radio 2 Songwriter of the Year Lee Gordon, and Charlie Reader, who is fresh from working with Mumford and Sons.

The event will be held on Friday, July 17, from 7pm at facebook.com/events/886139895217104

All you need to do is watch from the comfort of your own home at and donate what you can to Mid Cheshire Foodbank via justgiving.com/midcheshirefoodbank

Mid Cheshire Foodbank also wishes to thank Phil Gray from Nantwich-based Watts Commercial Finance and Peter McCleave from 10000donors.com for their generous donations and support.

This week, the foodbank is due to run out of biscuits, long-life fruit juice, soap, tinned potatoes and instant mash, with all food donations gratefully received.

These can be donated at Hartford Sainsbury's, Northwich ASDA, Tesco and Waitrose, Winsford ASDA or the Mid Cheshire Foodbank warehouse, open between 9am and midday on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at unit 14, The Business Centre, Barlow Drive, Winsford.

If you are in need of referral, please contact Sean from CA in the Community on 07894238963 or CWAC’s dedicated helpline on 0300 123 7031.