A GRANDFATHER has organised a major fundraising concert for a children's hospital.
Terry Lodge, 57, who lives in Huddersfield town centre, decided to organise the charity gala concert after Sheffield Children's Hospital helped his eight-year-old granddaughter, Leah Parr.
Leah, of Barnsley, has a condition which means she is much larger than other children her age.
Hospital staff suspected she may be suffering from a form of cancer.
Those suspicions have now subsided, but she needs to return to the hospital every three months for tests.
Money made from the show will go towards a cancer scanner for the hospital, which treats children from all over Yorkshire, including Huddersfield.
The scanner will cost £240,000 and the hospital is now only £27,000 short of its target.
It is hoped the concert will raise the rest of the cash.
Terry, a retired film director and producer, is friends with singer and impressionist Joe Longthorne, vocalist Lorraine Crosby - who had a number one hit called I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That), singing alongside American star Meat Loaf, and comedian Roy Walker.
All three have agreed to take part in the show for free and it will be staged at Sheffield City Hall on Saturday, March 20.
Joe, who has suffered from cancer, said: "I'm one of the fortunate people who has been given a second chance.
"My friends Marti Caine and Huddersfield's Roy Castle both showed tremendous courage in their battle against this terrible disease."
Terry said: "Leah needs to be regularly checked with a children's cancer scanner, but it breaks down all the time and I thought if we could raise the last amount of money a new one could be bought more quickly."
The show starts at 7pm and tickets, which cost £13-£17, are available from the Sheffield City Hall box office on 01142 789 789.
Terry has organised a free coach, which will leave St George's Square at 3.45pm that day.
If Huddersfield people want to be on the coach they need to mention that to the box office when they book. A travel pass will be sent to them along with the tickets.