Cash for Kids annual variety show returns to Preston

Posted on - 28th August, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, City Centre, Kid's stuff, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Kevin Simm
The show will feature The Voice UK 2016 winner Kevin Simm

Rock FM’s Cash for Kids annual variety show returns to Preston for a night of entertainment from famous names and local talent alike.


The show, named Kaleidoscope, will be hosted by TV and radio presenter Andy Crane, and will feature Liberty X star and The Voice UK 2016 winner Kevin Simm.

There will also be performances from Preston’s College dance and performing arts students Starkidz, dancers The Inspirations, Blackpool-based Little T and Skool of Street, and aerial artists Grace and Hannah Chadwick.

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This is the fourth Cash for Kids variety show. To date the shows have raised £39,000 for disadvantaged children in Lancashire, and buying a ticket directly benefits a local child.

Clare Traynor, Charity Fundraising Executive at Rock FM, said: “It’s a great opportunity for young, local talent to perform alongside professional artists. It’s wonderful to see children grow, both in confidence and ability, by doing something that they love.

“As for the name of the show – kaleidoscopes contain lots of broken but colourful pieces, which come together to create something beautiful. This reflects what Cash for Kids does.

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“We work with diverse groups, with many of their members experiencing difficult times, and yet somehow there is so much positivity surrounding them. Their ability to create something good out of what could be really terrible is astounding.

“The show is also a celebration of all the social workers, nurses, health visitors, teachers, foster carers, and anyone else who is involved in picking up the pieces and creating something meaningful in the lives of children and young people, who would otherwise know little joy in their lives. They are unsung heroes.”

Cash for Kids presents Kaleidoscope takes place on Sunday 30 September at Preston Charter Theatre. Tickets start from £16 and are available here.

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