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Renowned actor Michael Crawford CBE sets new date to visit The Guildhall Cambridge in exclusive event for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Jun 12, 2018 16:31 BST

Our President Michael Crawford CBE will be in Cambridge on Wednesday 15 August for an exclusive event.

National charity The Sick Children’s Trust is excited to announce a new date for ‘An audience with Michael Crawford’, taking place at The Guildhall in Cambridge this summer.

The event has been scheduled for Wednesday 15 August and promises to be a sell-out occasion. ‘An audience with Michael Crawford’ is being held in support of The Sick Children’s Trust – a charity which supports families with free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation when their children require lifesaving treatment in hospital. The charity has two ‘Homes from Home’ in Cambridge, Acorn and Chestnut Houses which are located at Addenbrooke’s and The Rosie Hospital, supporting around 800 families every year.

Tickets to ‘An audience with Michael Crawford’ cost £27.50 per person and will go towards running The Sick Children’s Trust’s ‘Homes from Home’, which rely entirely on voluntary donations to support families 365 days a year.

The event, organised by The Sick Children’s Trust’s Cambridge Fundraising Committee, will see the charity’s President, Michael Crawford, in conversation with ITV Anglia Presenter, Jonathan Wills, followed by an audience Q&A. The evening will also feature performances from Irish Soprano Margaret Keys. Patsy Glazebrook, Vice President of The Sick Children’s Trust’s Cambridge Fundraising Committee, says:

“We’re so pleased that Michael Crawford is visiting Cambridge for this this exclusive evening to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust. It really means so much to us as a committee and everyone at the charity.

“‘An audience with Michael Crawford’ is guaranteed to be a wonderful occasion celebrating Michael’s illustrious career as one of Britain’s best-loved actors and his commitment to The Sick Children’s Trust for more than 30 years. Guests will also have a chance to ask him their own questions as he regales us with tales and experiences which are sure to delight and amuse.

“Alongside Michael’s appearance, we are thrilled to add a musical element to the evening by opening the event with beautiful classical and contemporary performances from Margaret Keys, a celebrated Irish Soprano who is also an ambassador for The Sick Children’s Trust.

“Tickets are selling quickly, so please call The Sick Children’s Trust or visit the website to book!”

The Sick Children’s Trust supports around 4,000 families with children in hospital, providing free, high quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation. Although this is free of charge to families, it costs the charity £30 to support a family for one night in a ‘Home from Home’. President Michael Crawford says:

“I am delighted to be hosting an evening in Cambridge, which is home to the dedicated Cambridge Fundraising Committee and so many wonderful supporters of The Sick Children’s Trust. The Sick Children’s Trust is a remarkable charity and makes such a crucial difference to so many seriously ill children and their families.

“The funds raised from this evening will provide a ‘Home from Home’ for so many families from Cambridgeshire and beyond, keeping them together by their sick child’s bedside so they can offer the vital love and comfort every child needs.

“Thank you to everyone who will take the time to come along to the event at The Guildhall and support this charity which is so very close to my heart.”

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