Will you be joining them as we 'put the FUN back into FUNdraising' this April?

Following sold-out shows across the county, Pirate Joe & The Foreign Locals are the latest to be announced in entertainment line up for local youth charity's annual fundraising celebration and 15th birthday bash.

On Thursday 23rd April, local businesses and individuals can look forward to an evening of fundraising as Ben Langley of panto & BGT fame hosts this star-studded night to remember. With a fizz and canape reception and two-course fine dining menu, plus charity auction, raffle and entertainment from OPEN’s young people and Ben Langley himself, this is one birthday bash not to be missed.

Harriet Davies, Fundraising Coordinator said: “Blessed with the 'spirit of the blues' and a voice to match, Pirate Joe & The Foreign Locals, with their winning combination of shanties, shindigs, and storytelling, will provide a whirlwind of creative energy to the evening's already star studded line-up.  Having supported young people now for 15 years, we couldn’t not mark this milestone without a special celebration showcase.  We really hope that the local community will support this fundraising event to enable us to continue to deliver such a diverse range of activities that have helped shape our charity into what it is today.”

The event will be taking place at OPEN Youth Trust, 20 Bank Plain, NR2 4SF on Thursday 23rd April, from 7.00pm. Limited tickets available, priced at £65pp, £500 per table of 8 or £620 per table of 10. 

All proceeds will go towards the charity’s work with disadvantaged young people across Norfolk.


OPEN Youth Trust was first established in 2005 to provide opportunities for young people in Norfolk, including those who are most disadvantaged, with the longer term aim of making a positive difference to their lives. Since then, OPEN has grown significantly and is also now home to a multi-purpose venue which provides live musicvenue hire for conferences, meetings and events as well as being home to a cafeclimbing walldance studiogym and CLOSED secure storage. The profit of which from all commercial activities enables the charity to offer a diverse range of different activities, most of which are free to attend, for young people aged 7 – 25. 

To find out more or support the work of OPEN, click here.

Photo caption: Pirate Joe, singer and guitarist of Pirate Joe & The Foreign Locals- Credit OPEN Youth Trust