Barry's Flying Circus

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Barry & Bez take to the skies in Barry's Flying Circus!

Tonic Music for Mental Health are absolutely thrilled to announce that our patron and daredevil Mr. Barry Ashworth will be bringing ‘Barry’s Flying Circus’ to AeroSuperBatics, Cirencester, on October 7th 2020, to wing walk in aid of Tonic Music for Mental Health.

And it’s not just any flying circus! Barry has recruited an array of artists to join him, including: Bez (Happy Mondays), Sister Mary Lou (OMG! It’s The Church)...and many more!

They will be joining him to take to the skies on top of a Boeing Stearman Biplane, performing a series of flypasts, zoom climbs, steep dives and banks - all united in raising mental health awareness on behalf of Tonic Music for Mental Health.This is Barry’s second wing walk for Tonic, and on the day he will be doing the loop-the-loop to coincide with our new campaign launch ‘The Tonic Rider’, raising awareness of suicide and mental health within the music industry. 

This new campaign is designed for artists, roadies, managers, promoters, sound crews, production crews and everyone in between.
Tonic’s aim is to target green rooms and venues across the UK, and to include ‘The Tonic Rider’ on all rider lists and wall posters. It will provide information on coping strategies, anxiety, depression, performance anxiety to post-show blues, along with signposting to services that can help in a crisis.
With the rise of suicide within the music industry, Tonic (supported by our patron Barry Ashworth) have decided it's time to make a change. 

Having recently lost fellow artists to suicide, Barry knows only too well how touring pressure, excess and exhaustion can have devastating consequences. Mental health support and guidance within the music industry is paramount.

Please support Barry, Bez & Tonic to make a difference and reduce deaths by suicide within the music industry.   

Siobhan Murphy
05 Nov, 2020

Well done guys. Brilliant cause. I donated earlier in the year already but the film really struck a chord so I’m donating again. Brilliant way to raise awareness.

Naomi Hawkins
21 Oct, 2020

Amazing achievement Barry. We love and respect you very much. Jason, Naomi, Alice & Charlie xxxx

Biff Mitchell
13 Oct, 2020

Worth £100 to see Barry loop the Loop :-)

Cathy Minto      Top Donor     
06 Oct, 2020

Hi Barry and all the amazing wing walkers. I made masks during lockdown and asked for donations Today seems the perfect time to donate the funds. I’m part of The Tonic Ska Choir & love this charity

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Total raised: £11,690.58
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