SHIRLEY singer Charli Nolan has organised a fund raising concert in aid of the charity which helped looked after her father.
Billy Nolan died from skin cancer five years ago, receiving care at Solihull’s Marie Curie Hospice during the illness.
Now 19-year-old Charli is putting together the eighties-themed show, to be staged at the Land Rover Social Club next month.
The musical teenager and guitarist Jake Brooks will be taking to the stage to support a ‘Billy Bone Idol’ tribute act.
“When my dad was ill Marie Curie were fantastic. They looked after him for about two weeks and they were all so friendly,” said the former Tudor Grange School pupil.
“I actually went and did some volunteering in their fund raising office last year. It was nice to actually become part of the work.”
In 2008, Charli recorded a charity single, along with friend Laura Baker, cousin Jemma Moore and little sister Alicia.
The project, sponsored by local businesses, raised some £3,000 for the cancer charity and Charli is hoping next month’s gig will bring in still more.
“We’re hoping for a big turn-out,” she added. “The tribute act was a good friend of my dad’s, so I guess it all started from there.”
Also on the bill are guests from Solihull Music Service - Charli still performs at the group’s regular rock and pop nights.
The ‘Billy Bone Idol’ Tribute evening, featuring an 80s disco and raffle, takes place on March 9. Tickets are available on 07854 794778.