Legends back new charity for children

St Elmo's Fire legend: John Parr with Nicola, Shirley Kilner and Rebecca Kilner.
St Elmo's Fire legend: John Parr with Nicola, Shirley Kilner and Rebecca Kilner.
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FOUR of the Steel City’s greatest musical legends have been unveiled as the latest patrons of a children’s charity set up in memory of South Yorkshire DJ Dave Kilner.

Def Leppard duo Joe Elliott and Rick Savage, Amarillo chart-topper Tony Christie, and singer-songwriter John Parr of St Elmo’s Fire fame, are all backing Help a Child Have a Chance.

Charity patrons: Nicola Kilner, Joe Elliott, Shirley Kilner, Rick Savage and Rebecca Kilner.                                                                               Picture Glenn Ashley.

Charity patrons: Nicola Kilner, Joe Elliott, Shirley Kilner, Rick Savage and Rebecca Kilner. Picture Glenn Ashley.

The charity was set up in memory of broadcaster and fundraiser Dave, who died in September 2009 aged 48.

During his time at Hallam FM and Magic FM Dave raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to support sick and needy children in South Yorkshire and the North Midlands.

Help a Child Have a Chance is run by Dave’s wife Shirley, their two daughters Rebecca and Nicola and trustees Martina Bradshaw and Eamonn Hunt, who wanted to continue his legacy.

Shirley, from Whirlow, Sheffield, said: “Help a Child Have a Chance’s vision is that all children deserve the chance to have a decent quality of life and we pledge to support the sick, needy and disadvantaged children in the local area.

“We are delighted to have on board four fantastic well-known faces from Sheffield who can help inspire people to raise money for the charity.

“All four new patrons gave their time to the charity last year to perform at ‘Dave Kilner - A Night to Remember’ at Sheffield City Hall, so it is great to see their continued pledge of support.”

The music maestros follow in the footsteps of Sheffield United captain Chris Morgan who recently became a patron.

n Information at www.helpachildhaveachance.co.uk or call Shirley on 07507 600146.