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Full house at Michael Jackson tribute concert

A FULL house greeted one of the world’s top Michael Jackson tribute acts when he performed at a fund raising concert last weekend in the wake of the singer’s death.

A FULL house greeted one of the world’s top Michael Jackson tribute acts when he performed at a fund raising concert last weekend in the wake of the singer’s death.

Navi, who worked as a decoy for the late singer and had even performed at one of his birthday parties, took to the stage at The Ivy Leaf Social Club in Sheldon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

More than £500 was raised for the charity on the night through the event organised by Mark Sewell.

Cat Yates fund raising manager for the area said: “Navi was amazing and a true performer. The crowd were up on their feet all night and his dancing was great.

“Mark put on yet another unforgettable evening and on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support I would like to say a massive thank you for the time and commitment he has put into staging such an event.”

Mark chose Macmillan as his dad died of stomach cancer in 1999.

He said: “Macmillan is a fantastic organisation - not only do they help the person going through cancer but also all the people surrounding them, who are deeply affected.”

As well as raising money for a very worthy cause, Navi put The Ivy Leaf club back on the map.

The venue, which was built in the 1940s ceased being a ‘members only’ British Legion four years ago and is now open to the public.

For more information call 0121 743 3549 or e-mail mnb_events@hotmail.com.

 

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