Benefit show for Welwyn Garden City breast unit

TO kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a must-see show to take place at a WGC theatre. The prestigious benefit concert takes place at Campus West Theatre on Thursday (Oct 1).

TO kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a "must-see" show to take place at a WGC theatre.

The prestigious benefit concert takes place at Campus West Theatre on Thursday (Oct 1).

In aid of the Vicki Adkins breast unit at the QE2 Hospital the show will feature acts from American singer and songwriter Dean Friedman and comedian and guitarist Richard Digance, among local performers.

Vicki, a mum-of-two and grandmother-of-eight, will be at the show.


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She told the Welwyn & Hatfield Times: "I am really looking forward to the concert.

"I think it's going to be great, especially as its Breast Cancer Awareness Month."

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Since being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996 Vicki, who is now in the clear, has raised in excess of �1m towards equipment for the unit - named in honour of her "remarkable achievements."

The Cuffley resident is hoping to raise a further �2,500 for the �2.4m unit which provides diagnostic and outpatient services for the women of Hertfordshire.

During the concert Dean will perform chart-topping tracks such as Lucky Stars, Lydia, Woman of Mine and Ariel together with recent tracks.

Richard, a regular contributor to Channel Four's Countdown, is the "master of nostalgic comedy" with his distinctive blend of music and humour.

He said: "It's a great pleasure being asked to appear with my old friend Dean Friedman.

"He's someone I have a lot of respect for. I last appeared in your area quite a while ago and look forward to the show - and am only too happy to support such a great cause."

Other artists confirmed are singers Holly Rose and Ben Smith and Welwyn Harmony Chorus.

Tickets cost �17.50.

The concert starts at 7.30pm.

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