Take That performed to an intimate crowd of 400 in support of Rays of Sunshine Children’s charity on Tuesday (3rd November).
The charity which brightens up the lives of seriously ill children across the UK hosted its annual fundraising dinner, sponsored by Regal Homes, at The Troxy, East London. Amongst the guests was charity ambassador, singer-songwriter and X Factor host, Olly Murs who regularly gives up his time to put smiles on the faces of his bravest fans.
The tone of the evening was set by a poignant rendition of Michael Jackson’s, Heal the World, performed by The Rays of Sunshine Children’s Wish Choir- a group of 13 seriously ill children who have had their wishes granted by the charity.
Ahead of their 45 minute performance, Take That made a wish come true for 15 year old Chloe from Twickenham who has undergone numerous surgeries for various complex spinal and neurological conditions. Despite all that Chloe has been through, she manages to keep smiling and has a love for singing and playing the piano inspired by Gary Barlow and the group.
After a 45 minute set which included Back for Good, Rule the World and Patience, the group ended with a fitting classic, ‘Never Forget’.
More than £625,000 was raised on the night to help create memorable experiences for seriously ill children and their families across the UK.
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