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Perth-based children’s charity Strike A Chord for Cancer will host a special pool party next year honoring billionaire Sir Richard Branson.

“I’m really excited about coming to Sydney and Perth,” said Sir Richard, “I am totally supportive of what Strike A Chord are doing and when I heard about their involvement in giving the gift of music to kids with cancer, it really moved me and I’m just so happy I can be a part of it.”

The pool party, to be held at Burswood on March 19, will have a Caribbean feel complete with Samba music and flame throwers. Branson will also appear at other events during the day with the aim of raising money for the charity.

The Strike a Chord for Cancer Foundation was launched two years ago by John Zaccaria and provides more than musical relief for ill children; the charity also provides emergency assistance to families with sick children, allowing them to access funds within 24 hours.

As he works to expand the charity nationally, Mr Zaccaria said the support from Branson is a dream-come true. “For him to make himself available for a party for Strike A Chord is an amazing thing,” he said.

Tickets to the event are available on the Strike-A-Chord website.

Strike a Chord for Cancer is a foundation that supports children who need inspiration and a distraction from their fight against cancer. Strike A Chord for Cancer offers the gift of music through donating instruments, professional tutoring, opportunities to perform in bands, record CD’s and meet some of the world’s greatest rock stars.

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