Eight-year old Swindon Resident Alycia Ellis has seen her fight to raise money for a life-changing operation boosted by the organisers of the Big Summer Session Concerts.
The concerts take place at The County Ground on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 July with a host of top acts set to take to the stage with Peter Andre, Tinchy Stryder, Luminites and Katy B all heading for Swindon Town FC.
Cerebral palsy sufferer Alycia (right) needs to raise more than £50,000 to fund an operation not available to her on the NHS. The selective dorsal rhizotomy procedure would enable Alycia to walk unaided for the first time. £1 from each ticket sold will towards funding Alycia’s operation.
Kevin Metcalfe, Chief Executive Officer at Verelogic Consultancy for the Big Summer Session said: “This little girl has touched my heart. As a parent myself, her story really touched me and she is such a lovely girl. I want to reach out to the people of Swindon and not just ask them to support the concert, but also to get behind Alycia because it is such a great cause.”
Alycia and her family have been presented with VIP tickets to the Saturday night concert, which will allow her backstage access to meet Peter Andre.
The family have so far raised £12,000 but are desperate to reach the £50,000 needed for the operation and physiotherapy otherwise Alycia will be too old for it to have the desired effect.
The first of the concerts will take place on Friday 26 July with Katy B, Wiley, Tinchy Stryder, Ms Dynamite, Luminites, McKnasty, Alexis Jordan and SD*Jem.
The Saturday night will see Peter Andre, 911, Blue, Atomic Kitten, Liberty X, Honeyz, Five and B*Witched take to the stage.
If you would like to purchase tickets, then ticket booths for concert ticket sales have been set up around Swindon, at Tesco in Ocotal Way, Asda Walmart in North Swindon and the Brunel Centre, for people to get their hands on discounted tickets.
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