Musical Extravaganza

An evening of wonderful entertainment - raising over £27,000 for Children with Cancer UK!

View the photos from the evening on our Flickr photo site

Jamie Lonsdale & Friends put on the perfect combination of high brow and fun music, from the best of musical theatre, to favourite arias and duets, all brilliantly executed.

We were delighted that Electronic string quartet, Escala (pictured above and right), also joined the line-up at St James’s Theatre in London on Sunday 24th April.

The event raised over £27,000 in total and all funds raised will go towards our vital work to help children with cancer.

The Grand Auction

We are very grateful to George North from Sotheby’s for conducting the auction. We were lucky enough to receive some wonderful prizes, including:

  • a one week stay in a house in County Donegal
  • a one night stay at the Berkeley
  • tickets to Grange Park Opera
  • a stunning painting by Crystal Lonsdale.

The auction raised £2,500 in addition to the £3,000 raised with Lot 5.

Lot 5 was an opportunity for bidders to provide a very special VIP day out for children with cancer and their families with Zippos Circus. We are so grateful to Zippos for hosting the day.

The raffle

Our raffle raised a further £1,170.

Michael O’Kane, whose son Oscar had an extremely rare type of cancer as a young child, gave a heartfelt speech on the night and we were so pleased to welcome 13 year old Oscar onto the stage to help us draw our lucky raffle winners!


Thank you to everyone that came and supported this event. In particular, to Emma O’Kane for chairing the organising committee, to Ruby and Oscar O’Kane and their friend Nathalia for volunteering on the night, to committee members Louise Oates and Michelle Quarini, as well as all those who took part in the performance.

A special thank you to Jamie Lonsdale for so kindly organising this event for the charity.

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St James' Theatre, 12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA Date and time 24 April, 2016 19.00 - 21.30
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  • Alexandra Kennedy
  • Musical Extravaganza singers
  • Escala
  • Alexandra Kennedy and Jamie Lonsdale

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