Eighties pop star Nik Kershaw will perform in Shropshire later this year to raise money for Ben Corfield who is currently battling leukaemia.
The Wouldn’t It Be Good singer will take to the stage in Oakengates, Telford, on September 9 for the second charity concert to raise money for Ben Corfield with all proceeds going to Cure Leukaemia.
Ben, from Little Wenlock, was just seven when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in February 2015 and has undergone much of his treatment at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Ben’s father, Jason, is organising the concert and he has been raising money in honour of his son, a pupil at Coalbrookdale and Ironbridge Primary School, after feeling powerless to help him following his diagnosis.
To date they have raised tens of thousands of pounds for the Ben Corfield Football Fund, which gives money to help other children going through treatment for cancer.
Jason said: “We raised £6,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital last year.“In raising money for this appeal, we aim to help child leukaemia research as they run tests and drug trials, to help increase survival rates of children suffering from this terrible disease.”
The event will be sponsored by Rollinson Smith Insurance Brokers and has been chosen by the Lloyd’s Bank Community Fund as its charity partner.
Cure Leukaemia's £1m Centre Appeal 2017