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Searchers star supports Stars Appeal's Caring 4 Kids campaign 

Eleven-year-old Andover schoolboy, Rob Jones, will make a guest appearance alongside the Searcher’s lead singer Mike Pender, and the popular band Vanity Fare at a Sixties Gold show in aid of the Stars Appeal Caring 4 Kids campaign on July 10.


The Searchers scored several hits in the sixties, such as Don’t Throw Your Love Away, When You Walk In The Room and Needles and Pins. Vanity Fare had a big hit with their gold record Hitchin’ A Ride.

All acts are appearing together at Dinton Hall, Dinton, on Friday July 10.  The Stars Appeal’s Caring 4 Kids campaign is raising £I million to fund additional equipment and facilities within a new Children’s Unit due to open at Salisbury District Hospital in late 2010.


Hannah Paye, Fundraising Co-ordinator for the Stars Appeal said: "We are delighted to have support from such great stars from the sixties and know that the concert will be a fantastic evening. We are very grateful for their support which will help make life better for thousands of local children in hospital." ENDS


Notes to Editors


The show starts at 7.30pm and includes a bar, dancing, and a chance to meet the stars

Tickets are £15 (with concessions) and the credit card hotline phone number is 01722 716268 or post cheques, payable to Valley News, to Dinton Show, Home Close, Teffont, Salisbury SP3 5QY


More details: David Parker 01722 716268. Email:


More information about the Stars Appeal


The Stars Appeal raises money to create the best possible experience for the 300,000 people who rely on Salisbury District Hospital. It funds extra care and equipment over and above that provided by the NHS. The Appeal benefits all wards and departments. It also raises money for major projects. Thanks to the generous support of the local community, the Appeal has already funded two major projects, including providing special treatment and diagnostic equipment for premature and critically-ill babies and creating a highly advanced keyhole cancer surgery suite.


The Caring 4 Kids Campaign aims to raise £1 million to help fund a new children's unit at Salisbury District Hospital. This will benefit over 6,000 children from across Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire each year. The new Unit will cost £4 million in total, with the Caring 4 Kids Campaign covering the cost of extra facilities and equipment. These include ‘home from home’ rooms for children with cancer and cystic fibrosis who regularly spend long periods in hospital; indoor and outdoor play, therapy and assessment areas; multi-sensory equipment for disabled children and dedicated parent’s accommodation where families can stay close to their child.


For further information please contact:
Hannah Paye, Fundraising Co-ordinator, Stars Appeal, Salisbury District Hospital. Tel: 01722 429005.



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