Ellon charity concert for little Olivia

A FRASERBURGH girl who lives with neuroblastoma stands to benefit from a charity concert to be held in Ellon next month.

Leading Rod Stewart tribute artist Bob Wyper will rock the Station Hotel on September 16 in aid of the youngster, who has lived with the rare childhood cancer since she was just four years old.

Neuroblastoma, which only affects children, is a cancer of the nervous system which causes huge tumours to develop. While there is no known cure, pioneering treatments are available in other countries, though these are often experimental and expensive.

Tickets for the event, which is being organised by Gemma Reid, cost £10 a head, and can be purchased by contacting Mary Penny on 01358 723113.

Speaking to the Times, Mary said that the event was inspired by the success of Bob Wyper’s similar concert in Ellon last year in aid of ‘Help for Heroes’.

“Last year’s concert was a huge success, and everybody really enjoyed themselves - we raised over £1700 for Help for Heroes that time, and now we’re looking to see if we can raise something similar for Olivia Downie. It promises to be a really good night!”