Former ‘The American Drifters’ Star Randy Corwood and international recording artist Tameka Jackson, are coming together for one night only to raise money for the Staffordshire based children’s charity; The Peter Pan Nursery for children with special needs.

On Saturday 21st September, Randy and Tameka will be performing live to an audience at the Vic on the Square nr Hanley. The Soul and Motown Show will feature a selection of classic hits and tributes to the stars.

With 300 tickets to be sold the duo are looking to raise over £3000 for the Newcastle based special needs nursery, a charity which is very close to Stoke-on-Trent born Randy’s heart.

“The Peter Pan Nursery is very special to me and my family. My girlfriend’s daughter Katie attends the nursery on a regular basis and receives outstanding care and education. I thought it my duty to be able to use my talent and fame to raise money for the cause,”

commented Randy Corwood.

The former American Drifter Star left his roots in Alsager to travel the world with the four-piece who were dedicated to recreating the style, soul, and sounds of the original 1950s stars. Now living in Abbey Hulton, Randy will once again be bracing the stage alongside well-known dance and soul artist Tameka Jackson.

Tameka, from Minneapolis can be seen in various countries and cruise ships with the hit show ‘The American Dream Motown Show’. Others may recognise her from the 90’s dance group Control as she was front vocalist with hits including “Dance with me (I’m your ecstasy)” and “Cry”.

Tameka also performs as a Diana Ross Tribute artist and has performed with the likes of M-people, Edwin Starr, the Foundations, Jools Holland and Jimmy James and the Vagabonds.

Sophia Baker, Head of Fundraising commented:

“The Soul and Motown Show is set to be a fantastic night and with international stars performing it is one not to miss!

“Without the support of our community, we simply could not continue to run our services for families such as Randy’s in Staffordshire and Cheshire. We need to raise £250,000 a year to exist.”

She continued:

“Our lottery funding of £100,000 is coming to an end this year and we urgently need to replace those funds. The only way we can is through the support of fundraising in our community and corporate sponsorship.”

The Peter Pan Nursery based in Newcastle-under-Lyme provides education and support to children with special needs aged 0-5 years and their families.

It is the only setting of its kind in the region offering one-to-one and one-to-two educational support for children who have a wide range of disabilities, conditions and syndromes; such as Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Visual and Hearing Impairments, Physical delays and Speech and Language delays.

The Soul and Motown show is set to start at 7pm at the Vic on the Square in Hanley. Tickets cost £10 which includes live performances from Randy Corwood and Tameka Jackson and a buffet.

To book contact and for more information please email: info@peterpannursery.net or call: 01782 715 219.


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