A brave little girl who has been battling leukaemia for most of her young life will be honoured with an evening of music at All Saints Church in Hoole.
The internationally acclaimed Rhos Orpheus Male Choir and mezzo soprano Faye Anglesea will present A Concert for Erin Cross on Saturday, November 19 at 7.30pm.
The concert will be raising funds for the Erin Cross Foundation which will support T cell research both here and in Seattle where the treatment was pioneered and which helped provide hope that Upton six-year-old Erin will beat the disease.
In 2017, T cell therapy will feature at the top of the NHS innovations list and experts believe this to be an area that shows great promise in the fight against cancer.
The Rhos Orpheus Concert secretary Richard Huxley said: “The choir and Faye Anglesea are delighted to have been invited by the Erin Cross Foundation to sing in this concert and help raise funds for such a worthy cause. We will be singing a selection from our repertoire including Welsh favourites, well known opera choruses and songs from the shows. Faye will be performing pieces ranging from Bizet to Lerner and Loewe.”
The organiser of the concert Sarah Greenhalgh said: “The awareness raised by Erin’s appeal has shone an international spotlight on this therapy and in Seattle her story directly contributed to a fundraising campaign that raised over $1million.
“Saturday’s concert will continue to raise the profile of the cause and we would like to thank all the artists and the church for giving their services free to ensure the evening is a great success.”
Tickets are £10 and are available from firstname.lastname@example.org or All Saints Church in Hoole or on the door.