Marc Almond set to perform to help raise money for children with brain injury

Marc Almond will perform as The Children’s Trust’s very special guest at the Rhythm & Grooves Ball on Friday 12 October, helping to raise money for the charity which supports children with brain injury across the UK. The music maestro sustained a brain injury in a motorcycle accident in 2004. After an operation to relieve pressure from his skull, Marc emerged from a two week coma to find that he struggled with memory and behaviour changes. Marc had to relearn to sing, and admits that he still struggles to remember song lyrics. Almond, who is currently on tour promoting his new single, will take time out to perform at the Rhythm & Grooves Ball at The Savoy in front of a 250-strong crowd. His performance will help The Children’s Trust to raise more than £50,000 to provide support and rehabilitation to children with brain injury. Almond will be joined by hosts Jenni Falconer and Nicholas Owen, and other high profile supporters. Commenting on his involvement with the charity, Marc said: “I’ve heard about the work of The Children’s Trust, it’s definitely a charity I was keen to get behind. And this is the perfect opportunity! A brain injury can affect every part of you physically and cognitively, and some people never fully recover. I was one of the lucky ones. I’m really delighted to be able to help.” Dalton Leong, Chief Executive of The Children’s Trust, said: “We are delighted that Marc will perform at our event. Whether it’s through an accident or an illness, when a child acquires a brain injury they often lose the ability to walk and talk, to focus or do anything for themselves. Music is one of the tools The Children’s Trust uses to help children reconnect with the world around them and relearn the skills they have lost. With the right motivation and encouragement, children can achieve things they thought were out of their reach.” The Children’s Trust’s Rhythm & Grooves Ball forms part of a wider campaign, The Extraordinary Music Box Appeal, which highlights the magical way in which music can reach children undergoing rehabilitation after a life-changing brain injury. For tickets or for more information please visit www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/rhythm-and-grooves-ball 

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