PERFORMERS have combined to raise money in honour of a battling girl from Felpham.
The range of artistes are staging a variety show to acknowledge the bravery of Issey Riley as she recovers from a brain tumour.
The entertainment showcase will take place from 7pm-9pm on April 5 in the conference centre at Butlin’s.
Money raised will go Smile4Wessex, the neurological centre where Issey had her tumour removed and Howard Ward and the Piam Brown children’s cancer ward at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester.
Some of the proceeds will also go to the Go Get Funding online charity site to give a treat to Issey.
One of the evening’s organisers, Kelly Cardwell, said she wanted to help Issey’s family.
“We felt that Issey had been so poorly and the family have been through a lot that we wanted to do something for them.
“The show is also a chance for many performers and businesses in Bognor to showcase what they offer in music, dance, food, clothes and jewellery,” she said.
“I feel it’s really important for local people and businesses to work together and support each other. The firms in the town have been fantastic in offering items and services for free.”
The show features the Solice acoustic duo, The Balloon Crew, T21 Dance Company, cellist Roger Clayden, classical singer Stacey Turner, the Soulintensions and DJ Wayne-e-o. A day and swimwear fashion show will also be held.
Tickets are £12 for adults and £8 for children from Dimensions Hair Design, Blush Styling, Tiempo Accessories, M&Co, Boutique Roma and Paul Bros Garage.
As reported, seven-year-old Issey had a 3.5cm X 3.2cm brain tumour removed at Southampton General Hospital last August.
Her mum, Samantha Riley, of Sea Road, said: “Issey’s oncologist can’t believe how well she is doing. She is such a brave little girl. She never moans or complains.”
She thanked Kelly for her hard work. “It’s amazing what she has done. I never believed she could make it as big as she done.”