FENLANDER: Two students organising concert at Neale-Wade CC for three charities

KATH Roberts and Shannon Barrow are the sort of people who give kids a good name.

They are organising a big charity concert at Neale-Wade Community College on April 29. It promises to be a showtime extravaganza featuring music, dance, drama and a talented young magician - and the two teenagers are going all out to make it a massive success.

Both girls are Year 10 students at Neale-Wade and over the past few weeks they have been giving up their breaks and lunch times to sell tickets to their fellow students.

Tickets are also now on sale at Greetings in March. They cost �3 and all the money will be split evenly between three charities - Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Society.

Kath said this week: “So far we’ve managed to sell 80 tickets but there are plenty still available. The hall at Neale-Wade can hold 400 people, so go out and buy one now! We’ve got lots of local acts performing and we want to make it a brilliant evening for the whole community.”

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Kath was inspired to organise the concert after seeing a video about cancer on YouTube. To help with the organisation she enlisted her friend Shannon, who is also a member of Fenland Youth District Council.

They will both be among the performers. Others who have agreed to take part include members of Boundless Youth Theatre, Sarah’s Street Style Dance and Dance Mania, as well as guitarist and pianist Jonathan Sandman, singer Stephanie Penman and magician Scott Fordham.

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Councillor Steve Garratt, Fenland District Council’s portfolio holder responsible for young people, said: “Contrary to what many people think, a lot of our kids do a great deal to help others.

“These youngsters have shown great initiative in organising this show in aid of some excellent charities and they deserve the widest possible support.”

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