Charity concert to be held for two-year-old leukaemia sufferer

From left to right: Daz Adams, bass, Chris Peters, singer and guitartist, Mark Ireland, Drums, Gary Cook, Guitar and Si Holden, keyboard. From left to right: Daz Adams, bass, Chris Peters, singer and guitartist, Mark Ireland, Drums, Gary Cook, Guitar and Si Holden, keyboard.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
10:52 AM

A charity concert is due to be held to raise money for Norwich youngster Noah Beschorner-Barker who is battling leukaemia.

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Two-year-old Noah Beschomer-Barker who is suffering from Acute Myeloid LeukemiaTwo-year-old Noah Beschomer-Barker who is suffering from Acute Myeloid Leukemia

The Cure tribute band, Liqueur, will be playing their only Norwich gig this year on Friday, September 12 at the Waterfront.

All ticket sales, minus the cost of the venue which is being subsidised by the Waterfront, will go to Noah Beschorner-Barker’s Leukaemia fund. The fund was set up by Noah’s family to cover his costs of travelling to and from hospital and to cover Noah’s other needs.

Mark Ireland, the band’s drummer, said: “We all know Noah’s family and Noah’s story and as most of the band are dads ourselves, it was easy to do something because it isn’t something you can ignore.”

The two-year-old, from Mile Cross, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in February and his parents, Nick Barker and Victoria Beschorner-Barker, have spent most of the past six months travelling between their home in Norwich and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, which has the specialists who deal with Noah’s form of cancer.

Mr Barker said of the charity gig: “I have known Chris [the band’s singer and guitarist] for over 20 years. He approached me and said he wanted to do this for Noah. We were honoured they would go out of their way to do this.”

Liqueur was formed in 2006 through a mutual love of The Cure, and the band have toured around the UK. The charity gig will take place in the main hall at the Waterfront, which holds 800 people, and Mr Ireland is hoping for a big turn-out.

“It’s our home gig and the only one we’re doing this year. We wanted to do something special for it anyway but then we heard about Noah and we decided we’d use the gig to raise money for him,” said Mr Ireland, a 41-year old train conductor from Norwich.

Noah has just completed six months of intensive chemotherapy and is now waiting for a bone marrow harvest on September 8 when his family will know if he is in remission. Tickets for the gig are £8 and are available from ueaticketbookings.co.uk or theflob.co.uk/liqueur

For more information about Noah, visit facebook.com/noahbbjourney

Are you raising money for a special reason? Contact rebecca.murphy@archant.co.uk

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