Someone Like Evie is a heart-warming night of live music and charity fundraising to celebrate the courageous fight of inspirational Sleights girl, Evie Hodgson, against Aplastic Anaemia.
Produced by Whitby-based Chameleon Music Marketing, it is hoped that the once-in-a-lifetime event and live auction will raise much-needed funds for Evie’s choice of charities, Anthony Nolan and Aplastic Anaemia Trust, to make sure that someone like nine-year-old Evie will be supported when they need it the most.
Since being diagnosed in May 2020, Evie has, along with her family, selflessly dedicated her time to raising funds for the charities that helped to find her a bone marrow transplant, ensuring that their vital work can continue.
Through her work she’s also recruited more thab 25,000 new life-saving stem cell donors and four of those donors have gone on to be a match for people in need.
Whitby Pavilion will host the event on November 20, with the evening being led by Katie Markham as Adele from Someone Like You, with a talented six-piece band.
Someone like Evie will also feature Daniel East, lead singer of touring theatre show Shape of You: The Music Of Ed Sheeran bringing to the stage the music of two of this country’s leading singer songwriters - with a special guestappearance from Evie herself.
Evie said: “I’m so excited that I get to sing in the concert as it will give me something to focus on as I have been stuck inside for so long recovering from my bone marrow transplant.”
Rowena Bentley, Senior Community Fundraising Manager at Anthony Nolan, said: ‘We are extremely grateful to Chameleon Music Marketing for putting on this fantastic event to raise money for Anthony Nolan.
"Evie and her family have witnessed the lifesaving work of Anthony Nolan first hand and we are happy to hear that Evie is doing well following her stem cell transplant earlier this year.
"The funds raised by the Someone like Evie event will enable us to carry out vital research and recruit potential stem cell donors to the Anthony Nolan register – any one of whom could give a second chance of life to someone in need of a stem cell transplant.
"We are really grateful to the Hodgson family and everyone involved in organising this event.
"It is a great way to raise awareness of aplastic anaemia, a rare type of bone marrow failure.
"As a small charity we really appreciate the donation, it will really help us to continue to support people with aplastic anaemia and their families, as well as fund vital research."