Rays of Sunshine Charity gig announces acts…


Rays of Sunshine Charity gig announces acts…

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Capital Radio Breakfast DJ’s George Shelley and Lilah Parsons have just been announced as hosts for the concert at The SSE Arena, Wembley. Also performing will be Fleur East, X Factor reigning winner Louisa Johnson and rock pop band Lawson. The evening will also see a very special performance from Nicole Scherzinger, singing a unique song with the Rays of Sunshine Children’s Choir, a group of brave and inspiring seriously ill children.

The event will be hosted by Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity www.raysofsunshine.org.uk which grants wishes to seriously ill children across the UK and supported by leading energy company SSE in a new two year partnership.

This new exciting partnership with see Rays of Sunshine’s charity event take place at The SSE Arena, Wembley in 2016 and 2017. SSE’s support of the event will enable the charity to offer 2,000 complimentary tickets to seriously ill children who have previously had wishes granted.

Tickets, from £25 plus booking fees, are on sale now from: SSEARENA.CO.UK; AXS.COM AND TICKETMASTER.CO.UK

Nicole, who will be performing with the Rays of Sunshine Choir, was inspired to be a part of the event after meeting eight-year-old wish child Ella, from Lancashire, who is currently living with Renal Failure. Ella, who had her wish granted to sing ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ to Simon Cowell by the charity, will be taking to the stage alongside 15 other brave and inspiring seriously ill children.

Jane Sharpe, CEO of Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity, said:

“We are thrilled to be able to add Shawn to the line-up of what we know is going to be a spectacular event, which will enable us to provide a night of distraction and entertainment to thousands of brave and deserving children. We are so grateful to SSE, The SSE Arena, Wembley and all our amazing performers for making this incredible night possible.”

Colin Banks, Head of Sponsorship at SSE, said: “This latest announcement is really exciting and we can’t wait to welcome everyone to The SSE Arena, Wembley next month.

“At SSE, we are committed to making a difference and are extremely proud to be supporting Rays of Sunshine.

“The work that Rays of Sunshine do in brightening up the lives of seriously ill children across the UK is just fantastic and we are honoured to be able play our part by giving these incredibly brave kids a fantastic day out at what promises to be an incredible show”.

SSE has been the title sponsor of The SSE Arena, Wembley since June 2014. The energy company is also title sponsor of The SSE Arena, Belfast, The SSE Hydro (Glasgow)and The SSE Swalec (Cardiff).

SSE customers get access to a number of entertainment benefits through SSE REWARD including advance ticket access, upgrades to SSE lounges and unique money can’t buy opportunities.

For more details visit www.ssereward.com. For more information about Rays of Sunshine or to apply for a wish visit www.raysofsunshine.org.uk.