A celebrity backed father and son rap act win £10,000 for charity.
PUBLISHED: 09:07 06 June 2012
A celebrity backed father and son rap act beat their rivals to win £10,000 in a charity competition on Thursday.
Tony Saunders, 44, of Fleet Estate, Dartford, performed with his seven-year-old son Charlie to win cash for the charity chYps - who provided vital support for the family after they lost 2-year-old Oscar to cancer last year.
Celebrities such as Dartford rocker Mick Jagger, comedian Russell Brand, TV presenters Nadia Sawalha and Lorraine Kelly, Big Brother winner and DJ Kate Lawler, and TOWIE star Jessica Wright all publicly supported the rap duo called Charlie chYps and Divvy Dad.
“I am overwhelmed to be honest,” said Mr Saunders. “People as far away as Pakistan have supported us.
“Also it is amazing that someone like Mick Jagger supported us but then again he is a Dartford boy and he has clearly been touched by Oscar’s story.”
Charlie is said to be elated by the news but he had to curtail his celebrations because of school.
Mr Saunders and son Charlie posted the 35 second rap clip in February and were supported by nearly 7,000 “Likes” on Facebook which ensured they won the Find a Property website competition.
The decision was taken to enter the competition to try and include a way in which Charlie could be involved.
The printing boss said two weeks ago to The Reporter how he did not mind “making an absolute idiot” of himself if it meant winning the cash-prize for homecare charity chYps.