Celebrity Charity Swing Night
Richard will be performing at an exclusive Celebrity Swing Night in aid of The Motor Neurone Disease Association in November.
The event will take place at the prestigious Sands Venue in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire on November 19th and will feature some of the countryâ€™s best loved soap and drama stars from the set of Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Bad Girls, The Bill, Hollyoaks and â€˜The Royal.â€™
Already confirmed to appear are Emmerdaleâ€™s Haley Tomaddon (Delilah Dingle), Tom Lister (Carl King), Meg Johnson (Pearl Ladderbanks), Liam Oâ€™Brien (Ethan Blake) and Roxanne Pallet (Jo Stiles).
There will also be a performance from top vocalist Jane McDonald, from ITV Weathergirl Sian Lloyd, from Coronation Street Jonathan Wrather (Joe Carter), from Hollyoaks Chris Fountain (Justin Burton) and from â€˜The Royalâ€™ there will be appearances from Amy Robbins (Dr Jill Weatherill), Robert Daws (Dr Gordon Ormerod), Robert Cavanah (Adam Carnegie), Micky Stark (Ken Hopkirk), Scott Taylor (â€™Frankieâ€™ Robinson) and Michelle Hardwick (Lizzie Hopkirk). Also appearing are Katzia Pelka (DAC Georgia Hobbs) from The Bill and â€˜Bad Girlâ€™ Liz May Brice (Pat Kerrigan).
Richard has organized this event, along with owner of The Sands Venue, Peter Swann, to raise much needed funds for The Motor Neurone Disease Association â€“ a charity very close to his heart.
He explains: â€œMotor Neurone Disease is a devastating and fatal disease that affects thousands of people across the UK and there is no known cure. My mum is suffering from an aggressively terminal form of MND and I have seen first hand the effects that the disease has on the lives of both the sufferer and their families.
â€œBy holding this event at The Sands Venue, we hope to make a considerable amount of money to help the fantastic work that the MND Association is doing to promote research into the causes of the disease and to help work towards a cure.â€
Malcolm Tyndall, Director of Fundraising at the MND Association, says: â€œThe black tie dinner and swing show at The Sands Venue is a wonderful idea and we hope everyone will be in fine voice on the night! We are delighted to be the beneficiaries of such a memorable event and wish Richard Shelton and his friends the very best of luck.â€
The charity event will take place on Sunday November 19th from 7pm. Tickets are charged at Â£65 per person (including a three course meal) or Â£200 per table of four (including a three course meal). All proceeds go to the MND Association.