Stars from West End productions of Aladdin, Dreamgirls, The Book of Mormon, Wicked and The Lion King will come together to raise awareness for neurological conditions in a special evening at the Park Lane Hotel on the 8th June.
In May 2015, actress Clíodhna McCorley at the age of 24 was diagnosed with a brain tumour that required major brain surgery at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN). After an intense recovery period, Clíodhna made a fantastic recovery – despite numerous hurdles along the way.
On the second anniversary of her diagnosis, she will talk about her extraordinary story in A Night For Life, to be hosted by TV Sport presenter Ed Chamberlin and will feature entertainment from stars of West End shows including Aladdin, Dreamgirls, The Book of Mormon, Wicked and The Lion King as well as top names including Sophie Ellis Bextor.
The aim of the evening is to raise awareness of neurological conditions which affects over 12.5 million people.
Talking about raising awareness Clíodhna McCorley said: “I was lucky in so many ways. Due to quick diagnosis, being treated by world-class surgeons who had access to the best facilities and equipment, the brilliant aftercare by the medical staff at the NHNN and all of those who showed some small kindness to me or my family, I have come out the other side. There is not a day that goes by when I am not thankful how lucky I am to have the love and support that gave me strength and hope at a time when I had none myself. However, many are not so lucky and raising funds is crucial to helping others have the best possible outcome.”
A Night for Life is being organised with the support of a committee of top names from across the industry. Two of the committee – Jim Richardson and Ed Chamberlin – are both cancer survivors and their own struggles have inspired them to support this cause.
A Night for Life will take place on the 8th June at the Park Lane Theatre. For more information visit: http://anightforlife.com/.