A variety show of music, dance and laughter will raise funds for cancer research tonight following the death of a Peterhead teenager from the disease.
A troupe of talented north-east performers will present Oh What a Night at Peterhead Community Centre in aid of the Anthony Nolan Trust, which supports research into blood cancer.
It follows the death of Catherine Melrose, 17, in June this year.
Her mother Samantha said that one of her daughter’s final wishes was that fundraising for the charity, which she had supported throughout her illness, would continue following her death.
Organiser Alasdair Corbett, 23, will be joined by a host of acts from across Aberdeenshire including showcase singers, dancers and even a Doric comedian.
Proceeds from the event, sponsored by the town’s famous Zanres fish-and-chip shop, will also be split with the charity Cash for Kids.
On the eve of the show, Mr Corbett said: “At school I formed a performance group with some friends and this seemed like the natural way to continue that.
“This year the calibre of performers is really high and there are some special acts performing.
“I did the same event last year in aid of cancer research.
“This year we’re donating some of the proceeds to Cash 4 Kids and the remainder to the Anthony Nolan charity.
The Just Giving page set up by Catherine Melrose has raised more than £64,000 for Anthony Nolan.
Miss Melrose was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia last year and she and her family campaigned tirelessly to raise money for Anthony Nolan, the UK’s blood cancer charity and bone marrow register.
Mr Corbett added: “Catherine’s mum said that one of her final wishes was that people keep fundraising for Anthony Nolan.”
With musical theatre, pop, jazz and country singers, a variety of dance styles, rhythmic gymnastics and some Doric songs and sketches there is sure to be something for everyone.
Among the performers is Flying Pigs star and well known Aberdonian Craig Pike.
He will be on hand at Peterhead Community Theatre to treat the crowd to some Doric banter.
Singer Catriona Buchan and Fraserburgh’s 6.1.0 Dance Academy are also on the billing.
Tickets for this evening are £6 per person and can be purchased from The Trading Post on Marischal Street in Peterhead. Doors open at 7pm.