The full line up of West End stars taking part in A Night for Life, a charity event to raise money for The National Brain Appeal, has been confirmed.
This special event will see actress Clíodhna McCorley discussing about her experiences of being diagnosed with a brain tumour and her recovery, helping to raise awareness of neurological conditions, which affects 1 in 6 people.
ITV Sport presenter Ed Chamberlin will host the evening organised by West End Producer Jimmy Jewell and will see Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Ashleigh Gray (Wicked The Musical), Antony Hewitt (Aladdin), Nicholas McLean (The Book of Mormon), Irvine Iqbal (Aladdin), Joelle Dyson (Dreamgirls), Lauren Chia (Aladdin), The Twin Swing, Itch + Scratch and Jon Culshaw (Dead Ringers) among the stars taking part in the evening, which marks the second anniversary of Clíodhna McCorley’s diagnosis.
Talking about joining the evening, Ashleigh Grey said: “It’s an honour to be part of a team helping to raise both funds and awareness for The National Brain Appeal. The statistics are alarming and difficult to ignore. And having experienced first-hand the devastating effects of both stroke and dementia, it’s a privilege to be part of an Event which ultimately supports both those suffering and their families.”
A Night for Life aims to raise vital funds for The National Brain Appeal which fundraises for The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery – the UK’s largest dedicated neurological hospital and neuroscience centre. Money raised at the event will complete Molly’s Fund which will enable the hospital to double the size of their dedicated Brain Tumour Unit, with work beginning at the end of June.
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.”
A Night for Life will take place on the 8th June at the Park Lane Hotel. For more information visit: http://anightforlife.com/