FROM BATLEY NEWS
LEGENDARY singer Joe Longthorne will be appearing at Batley Frontier in May in a concert to raise money for the Caron Keating Foundation.
Joe famously battled leukaemia for several years but after a bone marrow transplant in 2006, made a triumphant return to the stage in his adopted home town of Blackpool.
Joe, who is of Romany descent, originally hails from Hull.
He regularly performed for Her Majesty the Queen in several royal variety performances, and during the 1980s was a regular on the TV variety show Sunday Night at the London Palladium.
Joe will be performing at The Frontier on Thursday May 22 in a charity concert organised by Caron Keating fundraiser Joy Passman.
Joy has raised thousands of pounds for the charity which was set up to raise money for professional cancer carers following the death of the former Blue Peter presenter and daughter of broadcaster Gloria Hunniford.
The money raised by the foundation also pays for complementary healing and support groups helping families coping with cancer.
They will also give financial support to charities researching into the prevention, early detection – and hopefully cure – for cancer.
In a cruel twist of fate, Joy’s husband Ron has recently been diagnosed with bone marrow cancer and she is nursing him through this painful illness.
Siobhan Phillips, who has appeared at The Frontier several times, will be the support artist.
Tickets are £20 and are available from the box office on 01924 442122.