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A concert is set to be held in memory of a young Cleland boy who died following a harrowing four-week struggle with meningococcal septicaemia.
Caden Beggan died on November 2012, at the age of just six.
Since his death his parents, David and Angela have worked tirelessly to raise money for Yorkhill Hospital.
A fund was set up in Caden’s name after thousands of people from around the world heard about his fight for life via Facebook. The fund has raised £95,000 and continues to grow.
David at first used the social media site to let Angela’s family members, who lived in America, know of their son’s progress.
However as the news of Caden’s battle for life, spread, messages of hope came flooding in from around the world. With more than 50,000 followers David couldn’t believe what was happening.
Now this September a concert will be held in the King’s Church, Airbles Road, Motherwell, to raise money and awareness for the fund.
Caden’s Concert will see X Factor runner-up Nicholas McDonald take to the stage to perform as well as Scottish singer/songwriter Yvonne Lyon.
The funds raised in memory of Caden will enable Yorkhill Children’s Charity to support some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and young people, through the enhancement of a specialised Child Protection Unit.
These children often face overwhelmingly difficult lives, with no access to the family support networks that many of us take for granted.
The enhancements to the CPU have created a sanctuary for patients. Secluded, peaceful areas and immersive touch-screen play experiences mean it is a very special place; a place free from fear and anxiety where vulnerable children can receive essential emotional and clinical support.
David and Angela said: “We’re delighted to be hosting this concert and that Nicholas and Yvonne are willing to commit their time to helping us.
“Alongside an unquenchable zest for life, Caden practised loving others by noticing those who had less or were less fortunate.
“He was emotionally aware, tender hearted and sensitive, often reaching out to classmates, sometimes as simply as discretely passing a note or a drawing to brighten their day.
“While we don’t believe that there is always an easy fix for what’s broken, we do believe in what Yorkhill are doing.
“We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to flourish and if by supporting the Child Protection Unit, Caden’s legacy of love can grow, then we will continue to support it as long as we are able.”
Tickets for the 7.30pm concert on September 12, are £5 and can be obtained in advance online at this WEBSITE but will also be available on the door.