Songs4U, a trio of local singers, will be performing a Christmassy Concert at Ruddington Methodist Church on Friday 16 December at 7.30pm. The concert is in aid of the Christmas appeal for the University of Nottingham’s Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC).
The appeal is aiming to raise £125,000 to support ground-breaking research into ependymomas, which are the second most common malignant brain tumour in children and adolescents. The primary aims of the research are to improve childhood ependymoma survival rates and to decrease the side effects caused by existing treatments, thereby benefitting all children and teenagers diagnosed with an ependymoma in the future.
This will be the second time that Songs4U have performed in aid of CBTRC. Three years ago, they did a similar concert as the granddaughter of Cheryl and Steve Mills, two of the singers, had a brain tumour removed and they wanted to raise money as a ‘thank you’ to the staff at QMC. Cheryl and Steve have since become Ambassadors for the CBTRC charity and have helped to raise funds over the last few years.
Sadly, the tumour has returned and their granddaughter was scheduled for more surgery on 22 November. However, they are hoping that she will be a guest of honour at the concert on 16 December.
Songs4U have performed in Ruddington many times, mostly singing songs from musical shows and films, although the forthcoming Christmassy Concert will also have a suitably festive theme running through it. Tickets cost £5 and are available from Cheryl and Steve Mills on 0115 846 0689 or Carole Farrow on 0115 921 2662.
If you can’t attend the concert and would like to donate to the appeal, please visit www.justgiving.com/songs4u-Christmas. You can find out more about the CBTRC and their work at www.cbtrc.org.