Ian Paice, Bruce Dickinson To Jam At The Sunflower Jam
Thursday, 16 July 2009
The Sunflower Jam – the annual musical charity event created by Jacky Paice – takes place september 24 2009 at the Porchester Halls, London W2. This years all star line-up will feature Ian Paice & Don Airey (Deep Purple), Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Micky Moody (Whitesnake), Jerry Brown (Tina Turner), Margo Buchanan (Pink Floyd), Nick Fyffe (Jamiroquai), Dennis Locorriere (Dr Hook), Gary Brooker (Procol Harum) and Murray Gould (Elton John) – the master of ceremonies will be Jeremy Irons.
The concept of The Sunflower Jam was originally developed in 2006 by Jacky Paice. Jacky’s vision was always to hold a small, intimate event that brought together people with a passion for music, both in the audience and on stage, making the evening a fun way to raise money while avoiding the usual stuffiness of charity events. Promptly, the dining room of the Paice family home was overtaken as the office and all conversations related to the event. Over the past three years every member of Jacky’s family and extended family have been involved with the events in some way. Add to this a network of friends and the result is a truly family organized event!
All proceeds raised from the previous Sunflower Jam events held in 2006, 2007 and 2008 have gone to The Sam Buxton Sunflower Healing Trust. We have managed to raise just over £250,000.00! A figure we are extremely proud of. Due to the generosity of all our friends who have attended previous Sunflower Jam’s, we have been able to provide The Sas who work within both the Acute Cancer Care Unit and Outpatient’s Department at the UCLH and other hospitals for many years to come.