A RHYTHM and blues night will be taking place this weekend to raise money for charity.

Rhythm, blues and soul band, Blues Business, will be taking to the stage on Saturday night (November 3) in Salisbury to support Salisbury Hospice Charity.

Organiser of the gig, Andrew Durham, said the event will be "in memory of his wife", Dominique, who died of cancer this summer and was looked after by the hospice.

He said the hospice team were "fantastic", adding: "We're just putting a bit back into the hospice, they are an amazing institution but they do need that financial support."

The event will take place at The Royal Oak in Great Wishford, starting at 8.30pm, hoping to both raise money for the charity and shine a light on Dominique's life.

Andrew said: "My wife died of cancer this summer and was looked after by the hospice, she [Dominique] was very young and did so much for other people so this fundraising is just in recognition of that.

"We went to The Royal Oak for Dominique's final birthday, she died three weeks later, so it was poignant to go back there."

Alan Burris, manager and bassist for Blues Business, said: "The band always appreciate the opportunity to play venues that support live music and The Royal Oak sounds like our sort of place.

"There is also the added factor that the evening is a charity fundraiser for Salisbury Hospice - got to be a good cause."

Andrew added: "We just want people to come along to relax, have a drink, while remembering the importance of the hospice and what they do."