A SOLIHULL resident will be celebrating her 60th birthday in style with a special charity evening staring David Harrop.
No stranger to the stage, David has appeared in a number of hit shows, working with names such as Sir Cliff Richard, Ken Dodd and Lenny Henry among others.
But next Saturday (January 23) David will be taking to the stage to celebrate the birthday of one special borough resident – Jane Elmer.
Jane has decided to spend her birthday holding a charity evening full of some of the best loved swing jazz songs of the 20th century at the Solihull School Chapel, on Warwick Road.
Audiences have been told to expect an evening of hits from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble and Shirley Bassey.
All the money raised from the evening will be donated to four charities close to Jane’s heart – Parkinson’s UK, The British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK and Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Jane said: “It would be wonderful if lots of people support the event and we fill the chapel – relaxing and having a great night out while also improving a few lives.”
David’s unique and personal style is a hit with audiences everywhere – he has also supported many charities and worthwhile causes.
Apart from his singing, David has also presented ITV’s Company for more than three years as well as appearing in popular TV shows like Eastenders and The Bill. He was also voted The Number One Man with the Winning Smile by the Daily Mirror.
David said he had performed in Birmingham before and was looking forward to coming back.
“Solihull has always welcomed me with open arms.”
He added he had done a number of charity concerts and always enjoyed them.
“I just thought think it is a little way I can give something back to the world because I have been very fortunate with the opportunities I’ve had,” David said.
Tickets are £7 and will be available on the door on the night.