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ROCK ‘N’ RAISE THE GRAHAM WYLIE FOUNDATION IS LAUNCHING IN GRAND STYLE WITH THE HELP OF THE KAISER CHIEFS AND A HOST OF CELEB NAMES. LINDA JANE WESTPHAL MET THE TWO HIGH FLYERS BEHIND THE GROUNDBREAKING CHARITY TO FIND OUT MORE... Main Photograph: Jade Turnbull www.jadephotography-online.com

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asier Chiefs frontman and Voice star Ricky Wilson is a brave man. Not only will he be involved in the Great North Run on September 11th but he and the band will also be headlining a fantastic night of music that evening at Rock ‘n’ Raise to raise funds for North East children. Rock ‘n’ Raise is the brainchild of the founder of the Graham Wylie Foundation, entrepreneur Graham

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Wylie, and Angie Jenkison, one of the most influential women in the fields of music and charity and the CEO of the foundation. We meet Graham and Angie at the beautiful Close House Golf Resort, owned by Graham, for the interview and shoot. They’ve just finished an exhausting marathon of press interviews and publicity surrounding the launch of the Graham Wylie Foundation and its inaugural event ‘Rock n Raise’, a fantastic concert running on the evening of the Great North Run on September 11th at the Metro Radio Arena. Featuring a host of big names, it will be headlined by the Kaiser Chiefs with Kodaline and local band Lisbon supporting and more names are to be announced shortly. With both Graham and Angie’s stellar speed dials, you can guarantee it will be celebrity central and on a scale the region has never seen before. The VIP After Party is set to be THE party of the year with A listers partying into the night. La Di Da has already bought its tickets. “I’ve wanted to set up this foundation for 13 years,” explains Graham. “But I needed the right person to come along to head it up. When I met Angie and saw what she had achieved for the Teenage Cancer Trust, I knew she was the one. Then it was just a case of

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ABOVE: Graham Wylie and Angie Jenkison at beautiful Close House LEFT: Kaiser Chief front man Ricky Wilson will be performing at Rock ‘n’ Raise

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