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Birkdale Support Group are hosting their fourth Big Band fundraiser for Queenscourt Hospice. The Birkdale Support Group which was formed over 30 years ago, has raised tens of thousands of pounds for the hospice year after year.

As a local charity, Queenscourt relies on the generous support of Groups such as this, in order to continue providing vital services to the people of Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

The Group’s next fundraiser is an evening of music by Glenn Miller and Frank Sinatra with the Swingshift Big Band which takes place at 7.30pm on Saturday, September 7, at Southport Little Theatre.

The Ormskirk-based, 17-piece big band was formed in 2000 and regularly plays at big band and jazz clubs around the UK. They will once again by fronted by singer Chris James for their concert in aid of Queenscourt.

“This is the fourth year the band has performed for Queenscourt,” said Margaret Mann, chairman of the Birkdale Support Group. “They are really popular and tickets are selling fast. Tickets are only £10 – we keep them reasonably priced so we can raise as much money as possible for Queenscourt.”

Raising money is something the small team of volunteers which makes up the Birkdale Support Group has excelled at over the years. “We exist to raise money for Queenscourt in the best way we can,” added Margaret. “We put on a variety of events from concerts and quiz evenings to golf days and fashion shows and even held a Downton Abbey evening at Meols Hall.”

To purchase the last few tickets for Swingshift Big Band’s concert you can call Margaret on 01704 560607 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Debbie Lawson, Queenscourt’s Corporate Services Director said: “We are deeply grateful for the fantastic support we have received from Birkdale Support Group over the last 30 years. It is down to their hard work, and that of many other supporters, that we can carry on providing our patients and their families with the best care possible, when they need us the most.”

If you are interested in learning more about Queenscourt’s Support Groups or wish to speak to us about potentially joining or setting up a group, then please contact our Fundraising Team on 01704 517420 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.