Concert in Birmingham For Christina Edkins Fund

Friends of Christina Edkins family say they have organised a fundraiser in her memory on Saturday the 14th of March to help young people in Birmingham and the Black Country.

Christina Edkins was stabbed on the number 9 bus on the Hagley Road in the city centre just over 2 years ago on the 7th of March 2013.

Dave Williamson went to school with Christina's dad Jason. He told us he decided to put on the gig at The Asylum Venue in Hockley to raise money for a local scout group, Beaver Scout, Lapel in Halesowen. Dave is a builder and will be doing a lot of the renovation work himself including creating better access for wheelchair users.

Dave says: ''She (Christina) deserves to be remembered...The money from the event will go to the Christina Edkins Fund which supports a lot of youth groups and (Birmingham's) Children's hospital''

He says ''Christina's favorite colour was purple, so we are trying to get everyone who attends to wear something purple. I myself will be dying my beard purple.''

Hear more from Dave about how the money will be used and why he got involved: 

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Toby Anstis

10am - 1pm

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Toby Anstis

On TV: Feel-Good Christmas!

10am - 11am

Watch heart TV

  • S Club 7 Never Had A Dream Come True

    Now

    iTunes

  • Shakin' Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone

    10:38

    iTunes

  • Michael Buble Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

    10:36

    iTunes

  • Bon Jovi Please Come Home For Christmas

    10:34

    iTunes

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Follow Heart on Twitter