Bury Hospice couldn’t do the important work that it does without the support of the local community, and this support comes in a variety of ways.

The creativity of our supporters is unmatched, and fundraisers have come in the form of sponsored runs, cake sales, fetes, quizzes, and much more.

On Sunday, April 14, singer Ryan Joyce AKA Billy Moon, launches a new music festival at Walshaw Sports Club, called Simply The Fest, in memory of his mum, Susan Joyce.

Susan had treatment at the hospice via The Christie NHS Foundation Trust last year prior to her passing.

Susan was well known in the community as the landlady of the Swan Hotel, a traditional pub in Tottington Road, for approximately 24 years.

Bury Times: Ryan Joyce with his mum SusanRyan Joyce with his mum Susan (Image: Supplied)

Simply The Fest is a family event that features live music, food, and raffles, including performances from Freddie Mercury, Lady Gaga, and Olly Murs tribute acts Manchester-based Tina Turner tribute entertainer, Kinisha Morgan-Williams will be wow-ing audiences on the day.

Susan was a big Tina Turner fan, and was known for impersonating the singer, hence Simply The Fest is the perfect way of celebrating Susan’s life while raising essential funds for the hospice.

Bury Times: Ryan Joyce with his mum SusanRyan Joyce with his mum Susan (Image: Supplied)

Speaking of his mum, Ryan said: “When Simply The Best would come on, everybody would gee-her up, and she’d be up on the tables dancing.

“Bury Hospice was brilliant for my mum when she was going through her cancer journey, and I wanted to give something back, and try to raise some money for Bury Hospice as a bit of a ‘thank you’.”

We, in turn, say thank you to Ryan for going to amazing lengths to organise such a fantastic event in support of our cause.

Bury Times: Bury Hospice chief executive Helen LockwoodBury Hospice chief executive Helen Lockwood (Image: Bury Hospice)

Ryan hopes that Simply The Fest will become a regular fixture in the Bury calendar over the next few years.

All proceeds raised from the music event will go towards providing our patients with the support, comfort and care they require in their times of most need.

Doors will open at 12.30pm with live entertainment from 1.30pm to 10pm.

Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children and will be available from the gift shop at Cobwebs in Tottington, BL8 4AA (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61557256981039&locale=en_GB)

Head to buryhospice.org.uk/raise-money-for-us to find out how you can fundraise for the hospice.