A POPULAR city boozer is to run a week of events to raise money for a homeless charity.

McChuills bar, on High Street, will host a fundraising week from today to raise vital funds for Homeless Project Scotland.

Events being hosted at the bar over the week will include an Open Mic night, Carlton Studios ‘Secret Sessions’, performances from a number of bands, and a 45s for 45 all-dayer event on Saturday that will see a number of DJs playing throughout the day.

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The six-day fundraising effort has been organised by Stephen Byrne who hosts monthly 45s nights at the pub.

He said: "Homeless Project Scotland is one of the main charities that McChuills have supported over the years, so it was a natural choice to continue that.

"The main thing about these events is the charity aspect doesn't feel forced, people came out to party and a charity benefits.

"There’s no can rattling or guilting folk ‘cause it’s for charity’ with money raised coming mainly from our big raffle and ticket money from paid in gigs and events.

"McChuills aren’t charging us to hire the venue, the DJs have stepped up and offered their services for free and I’m fortunate that I’m able to provide all the sound and DJ equipment for free through my hire company.

"It’s definitely been a group effort."

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On Saturday’s 45s event, there will be a host of DJs featured including Baz Foster, JP McGowan and Thistle Stew, amongst many others.

Stephen said: "I wanted a diverse mix of music and I asked them because they are brilliant DJs and all bring a different musical style to the day.

"With such a diverse group of DJs, you can expect to hear everything from Rock n Roll, Disco, Northern Soul, Ska, 80s Alternative, Reggae, 60s Garage, Electronic, Funk, Indie, Soul, Psych, Rave, Punk, Pop and so much more."

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On Saturday, there will also be a raffle with tickets costing £2 and prizes including a £50 voucher for Nirvana Piercing, a three-hour recording session at Carlton Studios and two tickets to see PiL at the O2 Academy.

The final night on Sunday, May 29 will be part of the bar’s Unchained Comedy nights and will be headlined by the latest Best Comedy Newcomer winner Liam Farrelly.

He will be joined by a number of comedians including Murdo McNamee, Chris Iskander, and Jimi Longmuir.

A GoFundMe has also been set up to help McChuills reach their £5000 fundraising goal, with more than £500 already donated.

Homeless Project Scotland are a non-profit organisation operated by a Board of Trustees to help homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland.

You can view McChuills’ GoFundMe page HERE or find out more about Sunday's Unchained Comedy event HERE.