TV star backs charity concert
By Patrick LowmanTELEVISION presenter Ruby Wax will be the star guest at a charity concert being held to raise funds for terminally-ill children.Paul Spurgeon has organised a night of music in Clare to raise money for the Rainbow Trust, a national charity which raises money for terminally-ill children and funds to provide respite for their carers.
By Patrick Lowman
TELEVISION presenter Ruby Wax will be the star guest at a charity concert being held to raise funds for terminally-ill children.
Paul Spurgeon has organised a night of music in Clare to raise money for the Rainbow Trust, a national charity which raises money for terminally-ill children and funds to provide respite for their carers.
Ruby Wax, George Michael, Mariah Carey and Peter Stringfellow are among the celebrities who are patrons of the charity.
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Mr Spurgeon, from Clare, is a keen supporter of the charity and has organised a concert featuring well-known soul outfit the Paul Cox Band and punk group Swindle at the Town Hall in December.
Ms Wax has confirmed she will officially open the concert and also give a short presentation.
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Mr Spurgeon, his two brothers, Brian and Mark, and his sister, Natasha, have already completed a 110-mile walk across the Cleveland Way in the Yorkshire Moors in four days to raise almost £4,000 for the Rainbow Trust.
He is now hoping to raise more money for the charity during the concert night and was delighted Ms Wax has agreed to make an appearance.
"I have always admired the work of the Rainbow Trust and after doing the walk I was determined to raise more for them," said Mr Spurgeon.
"I hope the concert will raise thousands rather than hundreds. I have contacts in the music industry and approached the charity about hold a fundraising concert."
He added: "I am delighted Ruby Wax has agreed to come and open the event and I hope that brings more people out to help raise money for such a worthy cause.
"The Rainbow Trust helps any child regardless of colour, race, creed, rich or poor and those are also my philosophies in life. We are still hoping to get more sponsorship for the event and I would urge anyone interested in supporting us to contact me."
The event is being held at Clare Town Hall on December 6,and tickets priced £20 can be bought via the Ship Stores in Clare or on 01787 278195.