DYNASTY star Stephanie Beacham will bring Hollywood glitz and glamour to a charity concert organised by seventeen-year-old Bridgwater resident Tom Winchester.

Beacham will be joined by Sony Classical recording artist and Britain’s Got Talent finalist Charlotte Jaconelli at Tom’s ‘Written in the Stars’ charity concert on Friday, September 1, 7:30pm at Bridgwater Town Hall as he aims to raise £5,000 for Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC).

The ‘Written in the Stars’ concert is the finale of a fundraising journey that began last year to celebrate Tom’s 10 year anniversary of recovering from a life-threatening brain tumour.

When Tom was five, he underwent major surgery at Bristol children’s hospital to have the brain tumour removed. To thank the hospital for the brilliant care he received as a child, Tom has organised a series of fundraising events including a 14 mile sponsored walk, a Year 7 Valentine’s Disco and a charity football match, and, on Sunday, August 20, took part in a sponsored walk around Wimbleball Lake, Exmoor.

So far, Tom’s events have raised an £3,038 for Above & Beyond, the charity that raises funds for Bristol city centre hospitals, and he hopes that the ‘Written in the Stars’ charity concert can help him achieve his ambitious £5,000 fundraising total.

Along with live music and entertainment, the night will feature a raffle and an auction. Auction items include a limited edition signed Celine Dion poster and ‘The London Package’ – a return coach ticket to London, a pair of tickets to musical 42nd Street, and a singing lesson with a West-End vocalist. Ms Beacham will be on hand to present one of the auction prizes to the highest bidder.

Tom Winchester said: “I’m always asked why I fundraise for Above & Beyond and it’s simply because I want to repay the doctors and nurses at the children’s hospital for saving my life all those years ago, and for the fantastic work they continue to do every single day.

"What better way to celebrate being alive than organising fun events, meeting new people and helping a fantastic cause at the same time. I’ve really got the bug for fundraising and I hope that ‘Written in the Stars’ will help me get to the £5,000 total I set out to raise.”

Amy Barnard-Smith, community fundraising officer at Above & Beyond, added: “What Tom has achieved at such a young age is fantastic!

"He’s put so much effort into organising all of these events and has raised an amazing amount of money. We want to thank him for choosing to raise awareness and funds for Above & Beyond that will help us support patients and the dedicated NHS staff that work so tirelessly to care for them.”

Tickets for ‘Written in the Stars’ cost £15 including a buffet and there will also be a bar serving alcohol, as well as non-alcoholic drinks.

To buy tickets, email writteninthestars2017@hotmail.com or visit Tom’s Facebook page, facebook.com/toms10yearanniversary for more information. To support his fundraising effort visit gofundme.com/ng63y8kp.