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Rod to headline at Reporter charity ball

PUBLISHED: 15:23 18 February 2009 | UPDATED: 10:27 23 August 2010

GLOBAL superstar Rod Stewart is to headline the annual fundraising event supported by the Reporter. The rocker has been confirmed as the main act for the annual Charity Ball in aid of Archant London s chosen charity, Caudwell Children. Famed for hits in

GLOBAL superstar Rod Stewart is to headline the annual fundraising event supported by the Reporter.

The rocker has been confirmed as the main act for the annual Charity Ball in aid of Archant London's chosen charity, Caudwell Children.

Famed for hits including Maggie May, You Wear It Well and Sailing, the legend has agreed to donate his appearance and perform at the 'Butterfly Ball' in May after learning about the charity's work.

The exclusive performance at London's Battersea Evolution on May 14 will be in front of an impressive guest list of celebrities and charity supporters.

It will be the first performance in England by the star since appearing at the Princess Diana memorial concert at Wembley Stadium in 2007.

Trudi Beswick, CEO of Caudwell Children, said: "Rod Stewart is without doubt one of the most influential performers of a generation, totally unique and still one of the World's top entertainers.

"We are thrilled that Rod has confirmed as our headline act and that he has kindly donated his time to the charity, it is set to be an electrifying night and the money raised will all go to support children who desperately need our help."

Founded by successful entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist, John Caudwell, the charity has donated over £9 million and helped change the lives of thousands of children across the UK.

Rod Stewart is the latest superstar to perform at the high profile event, which raises funds to provide vital specialist equipment, treatments and therapy for sick and disabled children living in the UK. Whitney Houston and Tina Turner have previously performed.

In 2008 celebrity guests to the event, including Joan Collins, Buzz Aldrin, Kelly Rowland, Louis Walsh and David Furnish, helped raise a staggering £1.5 million.

To date the charity has donated over £9 million to thousands of children with over 160 different medical conditions.

To find out more visit www.caudwellchildrenbutterflyball.co.uk or call 01782 600113.

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