Ex-Foyle pupil stages concert for NICHS

Steven McFaul, who is staging a concert to raise money for NICHS. Photo: Olga Cathers

Steven McFaul, who is staging a concert to raise money for NICHS. Photo: Olga Cathers

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A former pupil of Foyle College is returning to his alma mater to stage a charity concert in aid of Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke (NICHS).

Steven McFaul, who is now studying in Belfast to become a teacher, said he had been a supporter of the work of NICHS for the past seven to eight years, having lost three family members to illness: His grandmother, Ena McFaul had a heart problem, while his grandfather, Ernest McFaul, had an illness related to his lungs, while his uncle died in his 60s having suffered a heart attack.

Amy Gardiner performing during the ��Heart in the Park�" event held by St. Columb�"s Park House and the Londonderry Bands Forum. INLS3415-145KM

Amy Gardiner performing during the ��Heart in the Park�" event held by St. Columb�"s Park House and the Londonderry Bands Forum. INLS3415-145KM

“The reason I wanted to do a concert is because I have always been a big fan of music,” said Steven. “And the second reason I went with a charity concert is that over the last seven to eight years I have lost three family members.

“I have got together some great local artists. I wanted not only to be able to raise money for charity, but also showcase some of the amazing musical talent from the city as well.

“The main attraction at the concert will be James Huish, from Belfast. He has performed in London and New York before and is a quite well established artist and does all the Michael Buble stuff,” he said.

The other acts include the home grown talents of Amy Gardiner, as well as Darrell Smity, Rachel Newhouse and the dancers from Sollus Highland Dance School.

The concert will take place on Friday, February 26, at Foyle College and doors open at 6.30pm. The show starts at 7pm

Tickets are £8 for adults and £5 for students and children, from Steven. Contact him on 079250077466.

The evening will include a raffle with some amazing prizes and home baked treats