Selsey gig raises £600 for little Evie

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TALENTED youngsters in Selsey put on a show to raise a whopping £600 to help a one-year-old deaf girl get life-changing surgery.

The entertainment show at the Selsey Centre saw 30 youths play music, cheerlead and sing for Evie, so she can go to Italy to have surgery that will give her the chance to hear.

She will be leaving next week to get the bionic ear implant.

Performances from the talent show included Rebecca playing the tuba, Joey on the violin, Joanna playing the clarinet and Emma on recorder.

Two young drummers, Jonny and Jack, the newly-formed Selsey Shooting Stars cheerleading group, Katy, Bella and Amelia, each a vocalist, and Jessica who sang and played keyboard, also performed.

AZ Nathan did a dance number, as did The Candy Girls – Charlotte, Hannah and Georgia. Reuben, Timmy, Edward also impressed audiences with a guitar rock solo, with Timmy and Edward acting as MC.

A comedy sketch based on the Mad Hatter’s tea party was held by Harrison, Amelia, Dane and Christian.

Ben Stanley sang to finish up the evening.

The organisers thanked Ben Woodburn who provided the lighting.

A total of £26,000 has been raised for Evie in three weeks by holding fundraising gigs.

For more information visit www.hopeforhearing.co.uk.