Sheridan boosts Isle’s new charity night

Actress Sheridan Smith sports the t-shirt for the newest Isle charity!

Tuesday, 15th July 2014, 3:45 pm

TeamVerrico launches officially this weekend with a glittering ball and famous faces at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.

And a pair of tickets are still up for auction.

Epworth man Paul Verrico, who lost wife Anna to breast cancer at the end of last year, said: “The support has been unbelievable. This is the best possible way for us to commemorate Anna’s legacy - to share a meal, a glass of wine and to listen to some of her favourite musicians live while raising money to fulfil the charity’s purposes.”

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Musician Tom Kimmel and actor Hugo Speers are two names involved with the charity, that is also linked closely to Scunthorpe United.

Paul added: “Sheridan Smith extended her support to the ball. Social media has gone mad as she modelled her TeamVerrico t-shirt while promoting the event.”

The youngest performer on Saturday will be accomplished and up-and-coming musician Sam Young of Doncaster. Auction and grand raffle prizes include a trip to the House of Commons with Karl Turner MP and a garden redesign by a firm of landscape architects.

Lawyer Phil Crosbie who will host the event said: “I do not think we could have envisaged a better night to come. I have been inspired by all those who have had an input. The idea is that we raise lots of money but that the event is also enjoyable for all.”

TeamVerrico t-shirts will be sold through the charity’s facebook site and a pair of tickets for Saturday are still up for grabs for less than ticket face value. Bid to see if you can win a great £90 experience.

Bids close 5pm tomorrow (Wednesday), winner to be contacted by email.