Gifted violinist and Britain’s Got Talent finalist Lettice Rowbotham will be performing at a charity event in Louth this Saturday, hosted by Re-Invention Hair Salon.
This event has been arranged to help raise funds for suicide prevention charity Papyrus, which specialises in supporting children and young adults.
The evening has also been set up in memory of two young people from Louth who committed suicide last year, both were close friends of all the staff at Re-Invention, so it’s a cause very dear to their hearts.
As well as raising money and awareness, salon owner, Jak Bakewell wants to lift the profile of ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).
The organisation is set to be in attendance during the evening in the hope local residents will want to learn more about a free two-day course that’s being set up in Louth, with people being able to sign up for the training during the event.
Jak said: “ASIST training will help us build a much needed infrastructure of support in the community for anyone who is feeling vulnerable. It will mean there are local people in the community who are trained to support, so if this helps us save just one life then it is worth every second.”
She added: “Lettice will sound amazing in the Town Hall.
“She’s a really credible artist and it’ll definitely be a fun and impressive performance.”
Ahead of her performance in Louth, Lettice said: “I love performing and have been very fortunate to have played all over the world so I’m delighted to add Louth to the list.
“I really hope that I’ll be able to show people a good time and get them moving around.”
Lettice is also keen to raise awareness of the work ASIST does.
She added: “I think it’s very important for awareness to be raised and people be educated on topics that affect large numbers of people.
“So if I am able to help spread awareness on Saturday night in any way, I will be very pleased.”
Tickets are still available to come along to Louth Town Hall on Saturday to see Lettice perform live from 8.30pm.
Also included in the price is a glass of bubbly, nibbles and the chance to take part in the auction and raffle.
For more information about obtaining tickets, please call Re-Invention on 01507 609666 or pop into the salon.