A teenage singer – honoured in The Star’s Super Kids Awards – is to perform at Sheffield Town Hall for charity.
Tom Donaldson Badger, aged 15, is to sing to help the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind raise funds to buy a mobile information unit, which would move around the city to offer expert advice to the visually impaired.
Tom – touted as the next Russell Watson – has performed before a crowd of 18,000 at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane stadium in the past and at the centenary celebrations for Mother Teresa in India three years ago.
Sue Coggin, fundraising manager at the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind, said “We are delighted Tom is doing a concert for our appeal.
“When he has finished his GCSEs he will be moving to Sicily for a year to study under the world’s greatest tutors to full his dream to be an opera singer.
“Our concert will be a great opportunity for the people of Sheffield to see a very special young man before he comes famous in great surroundings.”
Tom, a Sheffield United supporter from near Bawtry, has carried out charity work with street orphans in Calcutta, India.
His parents Philip and Christine run a manufacturing company with premises in both India and the UK and for the past two decades they have worked alongside the order of nuns founded by Mother Theresa to save the lives of street children.
n Tickets for Tom’s concert on Friday, July 12, cost £10 and are available by calling 0114 2722757 or via www.srsb.org.uk