Thursday, 31 May 2012

Befriend a Corrie soap star for charity

Corrie fans can befriend a Corrie soap star later this year. Castle Fraser, near Kemnay in Scotland, will be the setting for the first-ever ‘Befriend A Soap Star Concert’ on Saturday, September 1, with a number of soap actors taking to the stage to showcase their musical talents.
The event has been organised by Aberdeen-based Befriend A Child – an independent charity which provides a 1:1 befriending service for vulnerable and underprivileged local youngsters aged 4-16.

The full line-up of soap stars for the Concert is still to be finalised – and is subject to change – but among those who have already signed-up to take to the stage are Coronation Street's Antony Cotton (Sean Tully) and Catherine Tyldesley (Eva Price) as well as Tom Lister and Rik Makarem, from Emmerdale, and Jessica Wright, from TOWIE.

Befriend A Child Chief Executive, Karen Farquhar, says the event promises to be a fantastic day out for all the family. Karen says: “This is the first time Befriend A Child has committed to organising an event of this scale but we are confident that it will capture the imagination of the North-east public as nothing like it has ever been staged here before. There will be a wealth of British soap opera talent on show at the event – which I am certain will add up to a tremendous evening’s entertainment – with Castle Fraser providing a magnificent backdrop for proceedings.

“We are hoping to attract in excess of 4,000 people to the event which will significantly increase awareness amongst the North-east public of the vital work we do with vulnerable youngsters living in our local communities.”

General entry tickets for the Befriend A Soap Star Concert, priced £27.50 for adults and £15 for concessions are on sale now via www.befriendasoapstar.com

For further information about Befriend A Child visit www.befriendachild.org.uk

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