Chesterfield’s James Hill helps Kids ‘n’ Cancer mark a milestone year

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Chesterfield’s James Hill is helping a town charity celebrate a milestone year.

The Celebrity Big Brother winner and former Apprentice contestant will be special guest at Kids ‘n’ Cancer’s fifth anniversary ball, which will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park Hotel on Saturday night.

Also in attendance will be some of the families who have been helped by Kids ‘n’ Cancer, including the Vinson family from Wiltshire.

Raluca and Philip Vinson’s are still fighting to raise £150,000 to enable their two-year-old son Alexander to fly to America to receive proton therapy.

Alexander – who was diagnosed in July this year – has been undergoing chemotherapy treatment for an extremely rare tumour.

However, Raluca and Philip were told that proton beam therapy treatment is the best type of treatment for their son and, with the help of Kids ‘n’ Cancer, they are hopeful that Alexander will get the chance to live a normal, happy life.

The anniversary ball will also see British comedy legend Freddie ‘Parrot Face’ Davies entertain the audience, alongside music and comedy act, Triple Cream.

Up and coming star Emmie Beckitt, who auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent after being scouted by producers, will also be performing.

Emmie is a close friend of the charity and is releasing her first song in December.

The event, which will feature a five-course meal, will also give guests the opportunity to win tickets to this year’s Royal Variety Performance.

Kids ‘n’ Cancer, which is based at Beresford Way in Chesterfield, was founded by Mike Hyman in 2010.

The charity’s website states: “We believe that every child with cancer deserves the opportunity to beat their illness.

“The children should be enjoying their lives and looking forward to growing up. It is always distressing to see children lying in hospital beds and being treated for cancer.”