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SINGER Carl McIntosh will be performing in Glasgow to help two fundraisers work with deprived and deaf children.

Carl, a vocalist and guitarist with 80s R and B band Loose Ends, will be taking to the stage on May 9 as part of a charity concert in aid of Project Gambia.

The charity is run by two local fundraisers - Paul Lafferty, of Bellshill, and Frank Devine, of Motherwell - who are now in their third year of raising money.

They spend several months each year raising cash with appeals, collections, and charity events for the Sponsor a Classroom initiative which supports a school feeding programme for pupils of Saint John's School for the Deaf in Serrekunda, the only school for children with hearing problems in the poverty-rife state.

They then visit Gambia to help distribute the aid they have collected, everything from food to clothing and learning materials.

Frank said African soul music was important to them, as well as their supporters, and they promoted black music events, including a performance by US soul star Howard Johnstone, who flew to Scotland from LA to support them.

They have also secured performances from 90s soul giant Drizebone Soul Family and London singer Bashyira.

Carl will be performing at Blantyre miners welfare social club from 7pm.

Tickets, which cost £15, are available from Frank on 07403929288 or Paul on 07806377527, or by visiting the Scottish Soul, Funk and Jazz Society on Facebook.

Frank said they welcomed anyone who would be able to take collection tin for the school for the deaf appeal.