Smile4Claire Day


Saturday 29th July sees the return of the second annual music and family day, organised and in aid of Charity Trust, Smile4Claire.

Building on their successes from last year, this event is shaping up to be another fantastic occasion, that all the local community are quick to support and enjoy the day.

The event will be held once again at Bishop Auckland Cricket Club, with the event starting from 1pm onwards, with a wide range of live music and attractions that the whole family can enjoy.


Smile4Claire is a charity trust that was formed to honour the memory of Claire Shaw who sadly died last year from breast cancer which had spread to her brain.

Claire was a caring nurse and a popular friend that everyone loved, and from what her husband Andrew has told me about her I wish I could have met her, she sounds like she was a lovely person, who had a heart of gold, and touched the lives of many.

Claire was a naturally caring and optimistic person, who always went out of her way to help others and was rarely without a smile on her face.

The Smile4Claire Trust which is led by Claire’s husband Andrew, and friends Peter Baker and Jonathan Dixon, raise funds for local charities, as well as individuals and families affected by cancer and other serious illnesses.


Supporters of Smile4Claire have participated in a number of varied charity challenges since the trust has been formed including;

Last year’s music and family fun day.

Charity Night with a live band and auction.

Smile4Claire Dinner

Coast to Coast Bike Ride

Charity Football Matches

Along with 8 brave and willing supporters who signed up to take part in a skydive earlier this year.

The trust managed to raise a total of £7,035 last year, and are looking to raise a total of £10,000 this year.



On the family fun day, there will be a wide range of  musical talent to watch and listen too, with 5 bands and another 5 acoustic acts to keep everyone entertained.

The five bands performing are:

Oily Bum Print

The Thieves 

The She Wolf Project

Great Waves

The Giraffes


The 5 acoustic acts performing are:

Jodie Fitzgibbon 

Connor Hodgson

Aaron Smith

Chris Watkins

Chloe Nattrass


Alongside all of these musical acts, the family fun day will also have a range of stalls, fairground rides, bouncy castles, food stalls and beer tents.

With appearances from the Police Interceptors, Bishop FM and a performance from the Sandra Welsh Dance School.

How to buy tickets?

Tickets are on sale from: The Pavilion, The Top House, The Spice Lounge, The Smokehouse, all in Bishop Auckland. Alongside Smile4Claire organisers: Andrew Shaw, Peter Baker, Jonathan Dixon, Olivia Anderson, Paul Anderson and Shaun Robinson.

Tickets are priced at:

Adults £10.00

Children (6-16) £5.00

Under 5’s are free.

All money raised is in aid of the Smile4Claire Trust, who are supporting local charities.


To find out more information in regards to their event, please click on the below Facebook link and like their event page to follow their updates. 

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