Jake Bugg laces up his trainers in the fight against heart disease

23 March 2015        

Football Rocks image Musician, Jake Bugg, has enlisted a number of big names from the Nottingham music scene to take part in a football tournament to raise vital funds for our life saving research. 

The Football Rocks charity football tournament will kick off on 16 May at Notts County’s famous Meadow Lane.


Jake Bugg will be joined on the pitch with The Swiines, The Enemy, Saint Raymand, and Reverand. 

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Swapping guitars for trainers 

While on tour in Scotland, the musicians decided to organise a charity event to determine who is the best footballing band in the UK. Members of 16 bands will make up eight teams who will compete at Meadow Lane. 

Jake said: “I love football and the lads and I have a game wherever we can when on tour. Growing i would watch Notts County play at Meadow Lane with my Grandad and I can’t wait to play there with my mates in front of a good crowd and raise some money for such great causes. 

“The team are organising a really great day and the atmosphere will be brilliant for all ages with plenty of surprise visits during the day, everyone’s being so generous with their time”

Proceeds from the tournament will be divided between us and Jake Bugg’s own charity, Robin Hoodie. 

Chrish Perera, our Regional Head of Community Fundraising, said: “We are grateful to Notts County, Jake Bugg, The Swiines, and everyone taking part, for helping us tackle heart disease.”

Keepy uppy the support!

Join the bands as they put down their instruments and lace up their trainers and help us in our fight against heart disease. 

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