A memorial gig is being held on 2 March, at Nambucca, Upper Islington for Louise Cattell who died exactly six years ago in March 2011. The proceeds for the event will fund work progammes for the drugs and alcohol prevention charity Mentor UK.
Louise Cattell was a much-loved figure on the London gig scene until her untimely death in 2011 from a ketamine overdose, when she was only 21. The memorial gig for Louise is to be held at Nambuccca, 596 Holloway Road from 7.30pm. Acts include the Scarletinas, Tim Arnold, an acoustic set from Bryn and Alfie of the Holloways, Ginge & Co and DJs Kylie Griffiths, Louise’s partner in Pure Filth, James Phillips and Omar Gawd.
Louise Cattell’s mother and Mentor Ambassador, Vicky Unwin said, “It’s going to be a great night at Nambucca on Thursday. We are so grateful to everyone who is supporting the memory of Louise which is as strong as ever. It is so heartening to see so much love for her after six years. But the event is also an important fundraiser for the drugs prevention charity Mentor. So everyone coming will also be helping to prevent harms from drugs and other families from suffering such a terrible loss.”
Vicky Unwin has campaigned and raised funds for several years for the Angelus Foundation to raise awareness of the harms of drugs, particularly new psychoactive substances (“legal highs”). Following the merger of Angelus and Mentor in October last year she agreed to become a Mentor Ambassador.
Mentor’s Chief Executive, Michael O’ Toole said, “We are so grateful to Vicky Unwin to agreeing to be a Mentor Ambassador and to raise funds for us through this event. Mentor works in schools and in the wider community to help young people learn to resist the harms of alcohol and other drugs. So the funds raised will be having a positive impact on people’s lives.”