Concert will boost Caden charity funds

Caden Beggan.
Caden Beggan.

A concert in memory of a little boy whose battle against meningitis touched the nation will be held in Motherwell next month.

Caden Beggan, from Cleland, was just six when he died in Glasgow’s Yorkhill Hospital in November 2012.

Events in his memory have so far raised more than £95,000 for Yorkhill Children’s Charity and the fund will be boosted when former X-Factor star Nicholas McDonald and singer-songwriter Yvonne Lyon join Caden’s friends and family to perform at Kings Centre, Airbles Road, on Saturday, September 12.

Caden’s brave fight for life caught the imagination of more than 50,000 people from all over the world who followed the story on social media and offered their prayers and support.

Since he died his parents, David and Angela, have been supporters of the Yorkhill charity. An art show and auction of Caden’s drawings and paintings was held and a Christmas single was released in his memory. Donations have poured in to the fund.

Money raised in memory of Caden will enable Yorkhill Children’s Charity to support some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and young people through the enhancement of a specialised Child Protection Unit.

David and Angela said: “While we don’t believe there is always an easy fix for what’s broken, we do believe in what Yorkhill are doing.

“Every child deserves the opportunity to flourish and if, by supporting this unit, Caden’s legacy of love can grow, we will continue to support it as long as we are able.”

Tickets for the concert are £5 and can be bought online at Yorkhill events They will also be sold at the door. The concert starts at 7.30pm with music from Caden’s family and friends.