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X Factor winner to perform at Liverpool Mayoral ball

Mayoral ball gig: altiyanSinger songwriter Altiyan Childs

Mayoral ball gig: altiyanSinger songwriter Altiyan Childs

 Singer songwriter Altiyan Childs will perform at the inaugural Liverpool Mayoral Charity Ball on Saturday, August 23.

Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun said he was delighted that Altiyan, who won reality TV show X Factor in 2010, was performing on the night.

“Altiyan has a lot of appeal across all age groups,” Mayor Mannoun said.

“He has a great stage presence and promises an electrifying performance.”

Also performing on the night will be Liverpool Girls High School Year 11 student Rachael Jacob on the grand piano, soprano Ballina Gee, and the High Rollers big band.

“It’s going to be a really great night to showcase Liverpool’s presence in the region,” Mayor Mannoun said.

More than 280 tickets have sold, and along with sponsorship support, the Ball is well on its way to meeting its target of $50,000 to share between Young Adults Disabled Association (YADA) and the Liverpool Cancer Wellness Centre.

Professor Geoff Delaney, Director of Cancer Services, South Western Sydney Local Health District said he was honoured that funds from the Mayoral Charity Ball would be donated for  the building of the Liverpool Cancer Wellness Centre, and thanked the community for its ongoing support.

“The diagnosis and treatment for cancer can be very difficult but as cancer survival rates increase, it’s becoming more and more important to help patients focus on remaining well,” Prof Delaney, pictured below, said.

“Patients that have had cancer can have ongoing problems that might include tiredness, stress and anxiety, emotional concerns about the risk of their cancer returning, muscle and joint pain from chemotherapy or side effects from radiation treatment.

Geoff Delaney-081008-4420-1578858739-O“Funds raised from the Mayoral Ball will help the Cancer Wellness centre to provide services like support groups, counseling, genetics advice, dietary and exercise advice and rehabilitation programs.

“Funds will also go towards research into new treatments that can help increase cancer survivor rates.”

YADA co-founder John Eastwood said he was very grateful to be sharing the proceeds of the event with the Cancer Wellness Centre.

“After many years of hard work YADA is honoured to be acknowledged by the Mayor and Council in this way,” he said.

“It will allow us to continue our work and replace and update equipment at our facility.”

Sponsors are:

  • Gold: Abacus Property Group
  • Silver: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Moorebank Intermodal Company, TAFE South Western Sydney Institute, Masters Home Improvement
  • Bronze: Casula Mall, Direct Freight, Liverpool Catholic Club, Chan & Naylor, Peter Warren Automotive.

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