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Top vocal group to play at Beat Bowel Cancer charity event in Redditch

Ross Crawford 25th Feb, 2018

TOP local vocal group The Violettes are to perform at a charity day to raise money for the Beat Bowel Cancer charity.

The event, a week on Sunday on March 4, is the idea of inspirational Redditch man Shane Simson who turned his life around in a bid to combat the disease.

Shane decided to act after he saw what his mum Ann went through after she was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2012.

Ann’s still going strong but her ordeal sparked Shane to lose five stone and embark on a fund raising journey that will see him run the London Marathon this coming April.

He’s set himself the target of raising £5,000 to help Beat Bowel Cancer and the fun day on March 4 from 12noon to 4pm is the latest step to reach that total.

The Violettes need no introduction as one of the best vocal harmony groups in the Midlands.

Accomplished singers Molly, Aimee, emily and Lucy put The Violettes together nearly two years ago and have now achieved semi-pro status.

Their versatility ensure there will be somethign for everyone on the day.

The event is at the White Hart in Headless Cross from 12noon to 4pm on March 4 and alongside a whole host of stalls there will be a bouncy castle, disco, hog roast, rodeo bull, sweet treats and much more plus a fabulous raffle with all proceeds going to the good cause.

Prizes on offer include signed photos from celebrities Chris Hughes (Love Island), Toff (I’m a Celeb winner) and Jake Quickenden (Dancing on Ice and X Factor).

“The support we had when mum was poorly was fantastic, so I want to give something back,” said Shane.

Anyone who wants to host a stall or donate prizes can email


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