Concert in aid of Chelsea’s cancer charity

Matthew Ellson, Kymberley Ellson, 11, and Heidi Ellson
Matthew Ellson, Kymberley Ellson, 11, and Heidi Ellson

A fundraising concert is being held in Wellingborough in aid of a charity which supports children with rare forms of cancer.

Matthew and Heidi Ellson, of Wellingborough, have organised the event to take place at the Salvation Army Hall, on Salem Lane, on Saturday, October 20.

All of the money raised at the event will be donated to Chelsea’s Angels, the Irthlingborough-based charity formed in 2009 following the death of three-year-old Chelsea Knighton.

Her mum, Emma Knighton, and cousin Michelle Tomkins started the charity in accordance with Chelsea’s last wish. She died from neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer, and she wanted her family to continue supporting other youngsters with the condition.

The couple are keen to support the local charity and as Mr Ellson is in the Central Band of the RAF they decided to do something musical.

Mrs Ellson said: “My husband and I are organising a concert to raise money for Chelsea’s Angels. The Masquerade Junior Choir and some guests will be performing and the concert starts at 7pm. Admission is £3.

“My children Kymberley and Alexander have raised money for Chelsea’s Angels before.

“They have both taken part in the Waendel Walk for the last two years and raised over £500.

“My daughter sold Christmas cards for the charity in her final year at Great Doddington Primary School and raised over £60.”

To book tickets for the concert in advance, call Mr and Mrs Ellson on 01933 228710 or email