A member of British rock band ‘Squeeze’ will perform for this charity TODAY

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A member of a British rock band who rose to fame in the 1970s is to perform a special concert for a Burnley charity today (December 14).

Squeeze singer-songwriter Chris Difford will be at Church on the Street Ministries (COTS) on Hammerton Street, Burnley at 4pm.

Mr. Difford will sing classic Squeeze songs, such as “Cool For Cats” and “Take Me, I’m Yours.”

Tickets for the concert, which is called ‘Cool for COTS’, will cost £10, with all proceeds going to the charity’s food bank.

The charity’s founder, Rev. Mick Fleming, said Chris was keen to help raise money for the charity after finding out about the work he does for poor people in Burnley.

Mick, who recently published an autobiography, said: “It’s been in the works for a while, but we’ve kept it a secret until now.

“I once met Chris backstage at a Squeeze gig.

“He is attracted to the work we do and has promised to come and do a gig for us.

“I’m buzzing because I’m a big fan. It’s my time to music and I was brought up on it. I’m glad he’s willing to volunteer his time to do so.

“It is even possible that he will come back another day.”

Mick says the money raised will help so many people this Christmas.

He said: “All we’re asking for is a donation at the door which will go to our food bank.

“Last week we were talking to a family who had nothing. A little girl faces a Christmas with nothing.

“This is the level of poverty we face. The work we do is extraordinary and reaches out to the poorest of the poor.

Posting on his social media, Chris said: “I will be performing at COTS this week in Burnley on Wednesday 14th December from 4.00pm.

“I was inspired by the work of Pastor Mick, seen here back arrange at a Squeeze concert in Manchester, his book and street work are so impressive.

“It’s a debut gig, so it’s easy for people to drop by and enjoy a handful of songs from the Squeeze canon played solo by myself.

“If you’re around, I’d love to see you. Wrap up nicely and just enjoy the late afternoon with friends.

“We are asking for a £10 donation for their food bank, and to just come and enjoy.

“We can’t wait to see you all there!”

Entry to the event is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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