Cancer survivor Nikita Coulon from Blackpool is set to make a triumphant return to the stage in a special performance of Hairspray at the Grand Theatre Blackpool to raise vital funds for CLIC Sargent, which supported her throughout her treatment.
Twenty-six year-old Nikita and the Blackpool and Fylde Light Opera Company are holding the charity performance on Wig Wednesday (20 May), CLIC Sargent’s annual fundraising event that sees thousands of people across the UK wearing wacky wigs to work and school to raise money for the charity.
Nikita was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her shin bone aged 23. It meant that she was unable to pursue her passion for dance for over two years, and she says that this was more difficult than the treatment itself.
She is thankful for the support CLIC Sargent provided her and is glad to be able to give something back to the charity by helping to organise the Wig Wednesday performance.
How CLIC Sargent helped
Nikita said: “When I was in hospital I met my CLIC Sargent Social Worker James George and he was the best! He supported my family and I, and helped us through so many difficult times.
"After I finished treatment the charity organised for me to go on a music workshop, which was amazing as music is such an important part of my life.
"Now I am finally back on my feet, this special performance for Wig Wednesday is my way of giving something back to this incredible charity - what better way to do it than by performing a show that is all about the wigs!"
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Lindsay Kay said: “We are so proud to have the support of Nikita and the Blackpool and Fylde Light Opera Company.
Show your support
Hairspray runs at the Grand Theatre Blackpool from 19 to 23 May 2015. The Wig Wednesday performance is on 20 May. To buy tickets you can book online or ring the Grand Theatre box office on 01253 290 190.
Sign up today to take part in Wig Wednesday on 20 May 2015 when thousands of schools, businesses and individuals will get their wigs on to support children and young people with cancer, and their families.
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