Eddie’s concert for late daughter - The Evesham Observer

Eddie’s concert for late daughter

Evesham Editorial 22nd Jun, 2018   0

A GRIEVING Evesham father is hoping a night of musical melodies will continue the fund-raising in memory of his brave daughter who passed away following a battle with cancer.

Eddie Howell has taken on a skydive, abseiling and now a concert after his daughter Cherry Seekins, 56 died from cancer in December 2015.

The 82-year-old now hopes music lovers across Evesham and Pershore will join him at a concert entitled ‘Ahoy’, a musical based upon the raising of the Mary Rose and is being performed by The Hanley Voices, Prince Henry’s High School, The De Montfort High School and a group from the Cheltenham Youth Choir.

The concert takes place at Evesham Arts Centre on Sunday from 3pm.

Mr Howell said: “I was devastated to lose Cherry, my eldest daughter to cancer and 10 brain tumours. In 2017 I resolved to raise funds for Cancer Research UK and St Richards Hospice.

“I signed up to do a skydive in September of that year and raised in excess of £5,000. Currently my fund-raising is up to just less than £9,000 my aim is to break the £10,000 barrier.

Tickets are £11 and £8 for children and available online from Evesham Arts Centre or the Almonry on 01386 446944.

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