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Lily Mae Foundation secures Solihull singing sensations The Neales for fundraising event

Solihull Editorial 5th Mar, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

THE LILY Mae Foundation is celebrating after securing an appearance by Solihull singing sensations The Neales for its next big fundraising event.

The group, which reached the semi-finals of the last series of Britain’s Got Talent, will now entertain revellers at the foundation’s Dinner Dance, which follows the Charity’s annual Golf Day at

The Belfry on April 8.

The Neales wowed the judges on the popular ITV show, making the final ten and even reducing Simon Cowell to tears.

Their rendition of Cat Steven’s Father and Son visibly moved the music mogul and helped the group, featuring solicitor Laurie and his sons James, 29, Dan, 26 and 25 year old Phil to make a serious inroad in the competition.

Since their exit from the show, the group have performed at a handful of gigs across the region and their appearance at the Lily Mae Dinner Dance has proved a big help in selling tickets.

This year’s event is the Foundation’s seventh Charity Golf Day and Dinner Dance and will be the third at the Belfry, a former home of the Ryder Cup.

All of the golf places for the Stapleford competition have now been sold.

Ryan Jackson, who co-runs the Charity with his wife, Amy, said interest in the event had been phenomenal.

He said: “The Golf Day sold out immediately and we only have tickets left for the Dinner Dance.

We are really pleased to have secured The Neales, who together with The Jarzino Collective will be helping our guests to party the night away.”

All proceeds from the event go to the Balsall Common-based Charity which provides support for local parents and families following the loss of a baby from Stillbirth or Neonatal Death.

The Foundation was started by Ryan and Amy after the tragic loss of their own daughter Lily Mae, who was stillborn in 2010.

Tickets for the Dinner Dance, which includes a sumptuous three course meal cost just £40 and are available at www.lilymaefoundation.org/golfday/book