Britain’s Got Talent finalist Steven Hall is to perform at a family fun day to help raise money for disabled twin girls Katie and Emma Sutcliffe.
The comedy dancer from Kendal, who appeared on the show in 2011, will be taking to the stage at the event at the Vale of Lune Rugby Club on Sunday, September 16.
The fun day is being held to raise funds for the 15-year-olds, who have spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, which causes stiffness and pain in their legs, and means they have to rely on wheelchairs most of the time.
Backed by a Guardian campaign, the Sutcliffe family is trying to raise £85,000 to travel to America for the girls to undergo life-changing surgery to help them to walk unaided.
They have already raised more than £15,000 through various events, including a Zumbathon and a coffee morning at Skipton Building Society.
As well as Steven Hall’s performance, the day looks set to be action packed, with activities for all of the family including stalls, a bouncy castle, a climbing wall, archery, karaoke, entertainment from local girl group Dalton and refreshments.
The twins’ mum Caroline said: “We are really pleased with the support we have received from the local community.
“While this is a brilliant start, we are aware that there is still a long way to go.
“I urge everybody to come along to the fun day for what looks set to be a great day.”
Supporting the family with their fund-raising for the Twins Appeal is national charity Caudwell Children, which supports families caring for sick and disabled children.
CEO of the charity, Trudi Beswick, said: “This type of operation has a proven track record of improving the lives of children with cerebral palsy, and we are pleased to help try to raise the money they need.
“We need to raise a lot ofmoney in a relatively short time and with help the local community we are positive that the girls will soon have the independence that they deserve.”
The fun day starts at 2pm and entry is free with a small charge to take part in the various activities.