Ipswich singer Wayne Liffen attempts charity eight-gig marathon in just 10 hours

Ipswich Hospital worker and singer Wayne Liffen is aiming to perform eight gigs in ten hours on Febr

Ipswich Hospital worker and singer Wayne Liffen is aiming to perform eight gigs in ten hours on February 28. - Credit: Lucy Taylor

Talk about going the extra mile. Ipswich singer Wayne Liffen is gearing up for a marathon gig challenge that will see him perform at eight different venues in just 10 hours for charity.

Ipswich Hospital worker and singer Wayne Liffen is aiming to perform eight gigs in ten hours on Febr

Ipswich Hospital worker and singer Wayne Liffen is aiming to perform eight gigs in ten hours on February 28. - Credit: Lucy Taylor

The father-of-two, who works in the medical records department at Ipswich Hospital, wanted to raise money for Cancer Research UK and not for profit organisation One Dog at a Time East Anglia which rehomes unwanted dogs.

“Colin Mills, who works with me, came up with the idea. The challenge of it is just awesome, I’ve never done anything like this before. It’s going to”

Wayne will sing six songs at The Margaret Catchpole at noon on February 28, followed by The Thrasher at 1pm, Steamboat Tavern at 2pm, Lord Nelson at 3pm, Paul’s Social Club at 4pm, The Duke of York at 6pm, Bears Boutique Bowling Bar and Grill at 8pm and the Rivers Social Club as part of Colin’s Showtime Nights variety show at 9pm.

Entry to all venues is free, except the last. Anybody who brings a copy of this story to Bear’s will be entitled to a free game.


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Wayne, who used to be in a covers band with his father and sister but stopped to spend more time with his family, will perform popular songs from the likes of John Legend, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Placebo, R.E.M and more.

“I had this idea, depending on how many people turn out, to let people pick which songs from the set list I do which I thought would be fun. I’m going to throw my own songs in there as well.”

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He has already raised £100 in sponsorship. People are encouraged to give generously on the day or visit www.gofundme.com/wayneliffen

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