Reggae legends UB40 will be taking to the stage for an intimate show this Thursday in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity’s Star Appeal.
The gig, which is taking place at Park Regis Hotel, is being held as part of a fundraising event called The Superhero Challenge, in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s £3.65 million Star Appeal, to create the UK’s first centre for children with rare diseases.
The Superhero Challenge, which is taking place on November 20th, will see six athletes attempt to break the World Record of 26 hours for the longest consecutive workout.
The event was so popular that tickets sold out within an hour of going on sale and has already raised more thank £10,00 for the charity, with more donations and auctions being made on the evening.
Lenny Scarlett, one of the athletes who is taking part in the challenge, and is also the curator of the charity gig with UB40 said:
We’ve had such an unbelievable amount of support already and are pleased to be raising money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity’s Star Appeal. We’ve already raised over £30,000, so we plan to go even bigger next year to continue our support for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Elinor Eustace, Deputy Director of Fundraising at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, said:
UB40 are such big stars and to have them supporting our Star Appeal is simply fantastic. Our new Rare Diseases Centre will be the first of its kind in the UK and all the money raised will make a big difference to our brave children and young people living with a rare or undiagnosed condition.
To help and donate, please visit The Superhero Challenge Just Giving page.
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