VINTAGE jazz outfit the Brief Encounter Duo will be staging a charity concert in Carlisle this weekend.

Veronica Perrin and her husband Chris, from Slaggyford, are going to be performing at their own event, which has been organised to raise awareness and funds for Pancreatic Cancer Action.

The show takes place at Morton Community Centre, in Wigton Road, on Saturday night, and will see the pair playing music ranging from classic jazz to 1960s, with extra entertainment being provided by swing dancers.

The performance will be recorded live for their new videos and a CD called Brief Encounter Duo: The Purple Album, which will also see £1 from each sale donated to the charity. There will also be a bar and a raffle.

Veronica and Chris were inspired to raise funds for the charity by their friend, Andy McKay, who has recently completed a tour of Britain in his Morris Cowley to raise money after losing his wife to the disease.

Veronica said: “I said to Andy McKay that I would support his ‘Happy Henry Fundraising Tour’ by doing a gig, especially as I have had two friends recently who died of pancreatic cancer.

"Our duo needs up to date videos and CD so to combine the two is a win-win situation."

The charity funds research into early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, provides medical education programmes, and launches awareness campaigns.

Ali Stunt, founder of Pancreatic Cancer Action, said: “We are delighted that Veronica and Chris are giving their time to support Pancreatic Cancer Action in this amazing event.

"We are very sorry to hear that they have been affected by the disease but this is such a fantastic way to raise awareness of the disease.

"We rely solely on donations from the public and thanks to people like Veronica and Chris that we can continue our vital work. Please back them in in their fundraising efforts so that we can continue research into early diagnosis and raise awareness of pancreatic cancer."

Tickets for the event are £8 and can be booked by calling 01434 381979 or emailing