A GROUP of friends have created an events company to give back to the community and are hosting one of their biggest events yet.

Pitch Up Events is an event company founded by three proud Barrovians, James Howden, 30, Josef Jackson 29 and James Bonner 29, launched in lockdown with the vision of bringing people back together after a long period.

Their maiden event, a fan park for the euros sold out in seconds was said to be an unbelievable month and since then they’ve backed that up with various other events from Oktoberfest to Halloween parties and more recently their upcoming latest collaboration with Barrow AFC, Pitch up Music Festival.

James Howden said this is set to be their biggest event yet.

He said: “With international artists such as Tom Zanetti, Bad Boy Chiller Crew and Lowes who will be supported by great local talent, along with a world class production and the best of local food vendors - it’s set to be an end of season party to remember.

“We’re extremely grateful to the team at Barrow AFC, they already do so much for the community and to offer us this platform shows their commitment to continuing this great work. We hope to repay this by generating new income for the club.”

Pitch Up Events was launched six months ago to help give back to the community and national charities and charities in the surrounding area.

James said: “Growing up we’ve always been witness to the general comments of ‘there is nothing to do in Barrow’ and decided, as three proud Barrovians, we were going to try and change that.

“The ‘Pitch Up Pledge’ is to not only provide big events but to give back to the community we feel lucky to be a part of.

“We’re very proud to have donated a hefty part of our profits back into the local sports clubs that have hosted us so far.

“At the same time we have generated new income for local vendors that attend our events and we have also been able to donate to local charities such as mental health charity UOKLAD.”