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The Simon Cuerden Memorial Blesma All Nighter - 18th Jan 2020

The Simon Cuerden Memorial Blesma All Nighter - 18th Jan 2020 magazine cover

The Simon Cuerden Memorial Blesma All Nighter Saturday 18th January 2020

Possibly The Biggest Charity All Nighter Ever! 

As you may know I ran the BLESMA charity events with Simon Cuerden before his untimely passing. When I visited him in hospital the day before he passed . I made him a promise that I intend to keep...  I promised him that The Annual BLESMA Charity event would continue in his name 


The Response so far has been bloody amazing, if you notice for that weekend, Both All Nighters and Many Soul nights have either cancelled or moved their regular events away out of respect for Simons Memorial.

This Means that for once in many years or even the first time ever, the soul scene has put politics and rivalries to one side to honour a Soul Legend and to support a great cause in BLESMA The Limbless Veterans Charity. 

SIMON'S other love was The Armed Forces Scooter Club ( AFSC). They also have decided to be involved with this event and have sold 250 tickets .. so in response we have booked the Main Ballroom at Swinton in addition to the 2 rooms where we normally have Swinton Nighters. This now takes the total capacity for the 3 rooms over 1100 giving it the chance to become The Biggest Northern Soul Charity All Nighter Ever! With 3 Rooms and over 40 of the countries top Djs wanting to play ..

Already we have been pledged over £3000 worth of raffle prizes.
From people and clubs such as Richard Searling, Kev Roberts, Rugby Benn Hall, Nuneaton Co Op, SCOOTOPIA, Dave Rimmer, Stockport Soul Clothing, Loake Shoes, Ady Croasdell and many private individuals, which in itself is amazing !

Imho how the soul scene has come together behind this event in such a way has been unique. I can honestly say that it would have made the Phantom Fingerer Sooo!  Proud!  and for the first time in many years it has made me proud to be a Soulie!


Tickets can be Purchased Now !!
£10 .00 plus £0.68p postage Total: £10.68 by PayPal (Friends and Family) to  BLESMA4SIMON@OUTLOOK.Com
Please note ** Make sure that you put your name and address in the PayPal Notes *** 


Tickets also available from The following Djs and Venues 

Mik Boon (Armed Forces Scooter Club), Danny Paton, Horwich Rmi, Jordan Wilson (Various), Gene Meredith (Scootopia), Kev And Denise Draper (Northern Soul Worldwide) ( Detroit A Go Go Event Usa), (The Keystone State Weekender , Philadelphia Usa), Dave Trigger (Sian) Rugby Benn Hall Allnighter, Dave Rimmer Rugby, Swinton And Various, Steve Proudlove And Carole Lismore (Out And About) , Swinton Palais All Nighter (Nov 2nd And Dec 14th), Brent Howarth (Dumfries Weekender 22 23 And 24 Nov ,Swinton Palais, Coalville, Keele, Blackpool Tower, Anton Ludwig (London And South East).
All priced @ £10.00

Treat your friends to a ticket for a great christmas present!


Donations to BLESMA 

For anyone who can’t make the event you can donate to BLESMA at many supporting clubs and venues. 
Blackburn Oldies , TSOP Prestwich, Derby S C, Horwich Rmi. East Lancs Sc, Blackpool Tower. Soul at St Marks, Keele, Coalville Allnighters,Nuneaton Coop, Blackhearts. Plus others to be added.



Our Recommended Hotel for the Event is Hello Hotel, 267 East Lancashire Road, Swinton, Manchester, M27 0AA  (A580). A 10 min walk from the venue. 
Book direct with the hotel.Tell them that you are here for BLESMA and they will give 15% Discount off their standard room price. 


And don't forget Swinton Palais on 2nd Nov come on down!
As Always Regards And Respect 

Brent and the BLESMA Crew 


Related Links

Soul Source Event Guide entry




Blesma, The Limbless Veterans Charity Website



The Simon Cuerden Memorial Blesma All Nighter Flyer


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Without a doubt this will be the biggest nighter of 2020. Simon was  a one off but he was one of our own and for that reason alone never mind the fantastic cause of Blesma that every single person on the nighter scene past and present should make the effort.  

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