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Dorset and Hampshire based charity Leaf announced 

 that they will be hosting an open air concert on 13th July 2012 at Merley House, just off the A31 near Wimborne, Dorset, to help raise funds for the charity.  The open air event called LEAF LIVE will be headlined by Beverley Craven.  

The BRIT award winning singer first became a household name in the early 90’s when her hit single ‘Promise Me’ reached number 3 in the charts. Her debut album went on to sell more than two million copies worldwide; further chart successes followed including ‘Memories’, Holding On‘, ‘Woman To Woman‘ and ‘Love Scenes’.

Beverley has agreed to support the charity as her sister Kathy Craven, who lives in Dorset, mentioned how Leaf charity helped her and her family throughout this past year, following the devastating diagnosis of her terminal cancer.

Kathy explains in her own words how Natasha Jones, the founder of Leaf, has helped her and her family, “Natasha personally came to see me and she gently insisted on providing support; organising a cleaner and a gardener to help us every week. It’s also great to know that when my family can’t be around to support me, Leaf is there, propping me up, and allowing me to spend more precious time with my children and family.”

Says Beverley, “When Kathy called and told me about the Leaf Live concert and asked if I could perform on 13th July, I jumped at the chance.  It’s both a pleasure and an honour to be able to give something back to a charity which has given so much help and support to my sister and to many other people who are also in a similar situation. 

I will be singing come rain or shine and for as long as people will listen. Singing is what I do and I love it. It’s my pleasure to help Leaf to raise more funds for other sufferers just like my sister.

Kathy has been determined to spend as much time and energy as she can with her three young boys and Leaf has allowed her this luxury.  Not only have they provided her with practical help and support at home; Leaf has also sent them all on a campervan holiday, which I know they all loved, so this is our thank you to Leaf.”


 LEAF LIVE  is the charity’s first ever open air concert which takes place on Friday 13th July 2012 from 7pm – 11pm at Merley House, near Wimborne (just off the A31).

The evening will be hosted by ELVIS who is by day known as Dorset businessman Garry Fowley alongside an array of local musicians which includes Icarus, Alexis, 3 Events Flame Throwers, not to mention appearances by other local musicians & entertainers, all of whom will be performing alongside Beverley Craven.



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