Eighties pop icon Rick Astley will be performing beneath the wings of fellow eighties icon, Concorde, at Manchester Airport in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust North West.
Rick will be belting out a selection of his hits, including, Never Gonna Give You Up, Whenever You Need Somebody and Together Forever, at the inaugural Teenage Cancer Trust “Fly back to the 80s” ball, to be held at the airport’s Runway Visitor Park on September 27.
Rick said: “I was really honoured to be asked to perform at the ball and I’m looking forward to supporting a charity I really admire. Hopefully we can help smash the target and really make a difference to teenagers with cancer in the local area.”
Pete Waterman, the man who discovered Rick singing in a Warrington nightclub 30 years ago will be a VIP guest.
The “Fly back to the 80s” ball is part of a series of local fundraising initiatives organised by The Runway on the Runway project which aims to raise £250,000 towards supporting the work of the Teenage Cancer Trust across Manchester and Liverpool and in particular the new Pilot Outreach Service.
Awareness of teenage cancer is lower in the North West of England than in the rest of the UK and Runway on the Runway is working with the Teenage Cancer Trust and local schools to educate on the signs and symptoms of teenage cancer to help lead to speedier diagnosis.
To find out more please visit www.teenagecancertrust.org.