ON Thursday, October 29 an acoustic fundraiser will be held at the Steamhouse, Northenden Road, Sale on behalf of Tommy Ward, an 80-year-old ex-serviceman who was attacked in his home in Rotherham and left for dead. He sustained a fractured skull, a shattered jaw, broken ribs and a partially severed finger and all his life savings were stolen.

Playing will be the Unrehearsed, Paul Gee, Liam Caly, Carrie Lawson, Kevin Morel, Michelle Cowlishaw, Emma Ellis, Rain Bailiff, Paul Hinks, Voidstalker, Ashley Sherlock, Paul Gleave, Catriona Holden with David Rowland and the band Walk Like Fool Does.

Entry is free but all donations will be gratefully accepted.