Concert goers at a Bryan Adams show in Canterbury, UK, came together in a very unique way on Saturday night!
The audience and the band raised approximately £10,000 for a 16 year old girl, Kelly Turner, who is suffering from a rare form of cancer. With the help of security personnel the bin made the rounds, not once but twice as fans responded to the spontaneous gesture from the Canadian rock star.
Kelly who was diagnosed with Desmoplastic small cell tumor last fall, attended the concert with her parents, and met Adams just ahead of the show.
She is raising money to seek treatment in New York at Memorial Sloan Kettering, where the cost of the operation and adjunct therapy is expected to cost £1,000,000.00.
As Adams noted from the stage, “They have raised £100,000 so far, but they need to raise a lot more. So if you give as much as you can, that’s all I’m asking. This next song is dedicated not only to her and her family, but to all of you and your generosity tonight.”
With that he sang “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”, which August 5th retained its status as the longest running #1 song in the UK, when fellow Canadian Justin Bieber edged out Drake who was one week shy of tying Adams’ longstanding record.
Kelly Turner’s fundraising efforts can be supported here.