The star-studded Voice of Charity event in Harrogate recently raised £60,000 for The Zone and Teenage Cancer Trust. John Fisher reports.
The Voice of Charity committee made their own voices heard to the tune of £60,000, to be split down the middle for The Zone and Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT), at the fundraiser of the season.
The event was headed by chair Gaynor Sorkin, whose brainchild the event was, and included Mandy Port, Belinda Richmond, Katie Taylor, Nicola Lewis, Sammi Shapero, Raina Sheaf and Charlotte Newman.
International pop-star Peter Andre was joined by Lloyd Wade, Stuart Kershaw and Jake Quickenden who took to the stage of Harrogate’s Royal Hall to judge the event.
The dinner, cabaret and stage show was introduced by Heart Radio’s Rich Williams and ITV News Calendar presenter, Christine Talbot, and attended by 800 people.
12 talented contestants participated in the event, drawn from all over the country with four finalists chosen by audience vote. It was left to the judging panel to name the winner – 17-year-old Beth McCarthy, from York.
Key speaker was the voice of TCT Charlotte Newman who was 21 when she was struck with Ewing’s Sarcoma