Billy Ocean to raise waves of cash for local children’s cancer charity


 Pop legend Billy Ocean is set to raise much needed funds for local children’s cancer charity, Cancer Fund for Children, when he comes to Belfast on a rare visit next month.

The worldwide star, best known for hits like ‘Caribbean Queen’, ‘Love Really Hurts’ and ‘When the Going Gets Tough’ will be hosting ‘An Audience with Billy Ocean and Friends’ in Belfast’s Culloden Hotel on Friday 18th November.

The event which is now sold-out due to such high demand, will be a unique opportunity for guests to get up close and personal with the icon, whilst also raising vital funds for local children affected by cancer.

Every week in Northern Ireland another three children, teenagers and young adults are diagnosed with cancer.

As the leading children’s cancer charity in Northern Ireland, Cancer Fund for Children understands the devastating impact a cancer diagnosis and treatment can have on the whole family and that beyond essential medical care there is a family life that needs to be rebuilt.

The charity offers practical, emotional and financial support as well as free short therapeutic breaks to local families whose lives have been affected by the illness.

Cancer Fund for Children Chief Executive, Gillian Creevy, said:

“We are really looking forward to this exciting and unique event. What an honour to be associated with such a worldwide star on a rare trip to Belfast.

“Funds raised will help us to provide vital services to the 350 local families we support on average every year. They will enable our team of dedicated Specialists to help even more families cope with the impact cancer has on their lives.

“It’s great that such an international icon will be leaving a legacy here in Northern Ireland.”

An Audience with Billy Ocean and Friends is organised by local businessmen Leslie Hughes OBE and Alan Baillie and takes place on Friday 18th November in the Culloden Hotel, Belfast.

Guests will enjoy a 5 course dinner as well as participating in an amazing live auction to raise funds for Cancer Fund for Children.

Prizes up for grabs include a beautiful diamond necklace donated by Lunns, a pair of Wimbledon 2017 Men’s Final Tickets as well as the chance to jet off to South Africa in Business Class and drive away in in new Kia Picanto, donated by Kia Motors.

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For more information please contact Cancer Fund for Children’s Marketing and Communications Officer, Gail Whyte on 028 9080 5599 or 074 2345 9530.