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Toyah Willcox returns to Peterborough for Action

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Singing sensation Toyah Willcox will be headlining the ‘Las Vegas Cabaret Night’ in Peterborough next month.

The annual fundraiser is organised by the local committee of children’s charity Action Medical Research.

“I was invited to perform last year,” says the ‘It’s A Mystery’ hit-maker. “It was a fantastic event, really well organised and the guests were really into it.

“I’m delighted to be back in Cambridgeshire on 20 March and can’t wait to help bring a bit of Vegas to Peterborough!”

This will be the third year that the fundraiser has been held.

To date it has helped raise around £42,000.

Angela Hyde is the Chairwoman of the Peterborough Committee and the event organiser: “I am absolutely delighted that Toyah agreed to headline once again for us this year.

“We really try to go all out to offer an unforgettable experience for our guests. There will be live music and comedy throughout the evening with funds raised going to help a really worthy cause.”

Action Medical Research is the leading UK-wide charity funding vital research to help sick and disabled babies, children and young people.

It currently has over £11m invested in the work of more than 260 top researchers, working on over 60 projects across the UK.

As well as welcome drinks, a three course meal, a fun Casino and live music from Peterborough-based ‘The Latiesha Maria Band’, there will also be a couple of guest stars supporting Toyah.

All round entertainer Bobby Davro will be taking to the stage! The TV comedian, impressionist and singer will add a bit of Vegas ‘sparkle’ and get everyone laughing!

And the magician Paul Martin will be playing host and ‘wowing’ the guests with his amazing skills. Paul, who has entertained celebrities and royalty with his unique brand of comedy and interactive mindreading – will perform some of his favourite tricks.

The ‘Las Vegas Cabaret Night’ is being held at the Holiday Inn West on Friday 20 March form 7pm.

Tickets are £80 each (with tables of 10 for £750) and can be bought online.

The event is kindly sponsored by Boongate Kia and Hedley and Ellis Ltd.

Action Medical Research is a UK-wide children’s charity which funds desperately needed research to tackle the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children. It has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952 including helping to introduce the first polio vaccines in the UK, developing the use of ultrasound in pregnancy and testing the rubella vaccine.

Action is currently funding research into areas including premature birth, epilepsy, asthma, scarlet fever, cerebral palsy, brain cancer and some rare and distressing conditions.

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