Singer Mari in­cludes trib­ute to Cilla

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

SINGER Mari Wil­son will be per­form­ing her ver­sion of clas­sic hits by Dusty Spring­field, Pe­tula Clark and Cilla Black, at Ready, Steady, Girls.

The evening of nos­tal­gia takes place at Uxbridge Sports Club, Gat­ting Way, on Fri­day, Septem­ber 11.

Ian Seph­ton, from Fret­sore Records, said: “With the sad news of Cilla Black’s death, I have de­cided that I will do­nate my prof­its to The Stroke As­so­ci­a­tion in mem­ory of Cilla.

“The aim is to sup­port this or­gan­i­sa­tion and to raise aware­ness of how vi­tal it is to act F.A.S.T. (Face-Arm-SpeechTime).

“One of my friends suf­fered a stroke and due to swift ac­tion by his wife recog­nis­ing some­thing was wrong, she got him to hos­pi­tal im­me­di­ately and he made a full re­cov­ery.

“Sadly, in Cilla’s case, help did not ar­rive soon enough when she had her ac­ci­dent.

“Last year, I shaved my head, rais­ing £250 for Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port, in mem­ory of my mum.

“So this is not the first char­i­ta­ble act for me.”

Mari Wil­son’s own big UK Top 10 sin­gle, Just What I Al­ways Wanted, was re­leased in 1982 and she is cur­rently record­ing a CD of well-known songs.

Tick­ets to the event, start­ing at 8pm, cost £10 for mem­bers, £12.50 for gen­eral ad­mis­sion in ad­vance from www. seet­ick­ets.com and £15 on the door.

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