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‘An evening of Song’ to be held for the Smiling Alice Appeal

Posted on - 24th April, 2015 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, City Centre, Events, Music, Nightlife, People, Things To Do
Alice, pictured left, suffers from a rare monochrome disorder

Alice, pictured left, suffers from a rare monochrome disease

‘An evening of Song’ is set to be hosted at The Continental, as part of the fundraising mission for the Smiling Alice Appeal.

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The event on June 4 will feature performances by two classically trained opera singers from the Royal Northern College of Music and they will be joined by a trained pianist. Classical compositions and other melodic genres can be expected from the entertainment throughout the evening and there will also be a raffle to help with the fundraising campaign.

The Smiling Alice Appeal was set up by Lindsay, Alice’s mother. Alice suffers from a rare chromosome disorder and the agenesis of the corpus callosum which means there is no bridge in the brain. The appeal coincides with Rock FM Cash for Kids, which is the official charity for the local station.

10 year old Alice requires constant medical care, and the disorder is likely to take Alice’s life early. Helen Taylor began fundraising through a sponsored skydive and has been a part of the appeal ever since.

Helen Taylor participating in the sponsored skydive for the Smiling Alice Appeal

Helen Taylor participating in the sponsored skydive for the Smiling Alice Appeal

She is organising the event at the Continental and the team also hope to complete a charity wingwalk in the near future.

Helen said the events are, “To raise money for a new buggy and multi-sensory equipment that will allow Alice to engage and interact with the world around her. Just as any able-bodied child is blessed with the opportunity to be stimulated by their world around them; our beloved Alice deserves to have the same chance.”

Admission into the event is £10 if booked in advance, or £12 on the door, and doors open at 7pm. Tickets can be bought from the venue, or via the Seetickets website, here.

 

 

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