VIDEO: Dons boss Karl Robinson hopes for big turnout at Theatre District’s lights switch-on

A Christmas lights switch-on at the Theatre District in aid of a children’s cancer charity will be held this weekend.

From 4-7pm on Sunday, live singing and entertainment, including a performance from Britain’s Got Talent star Bailey McConnell, will build up to the switch-on in support of The Henry Allen Trust.

Bailey, who is a patron for the charity, will be joined by other local talent including The Shures, Alive & Singing rock and pop choir and Scott Finley plus dancers from Leanne Hughs School of Theatre and MK Cheerleading Academy.

Four-year-old Henry Allen died in October last year from a rare form of child cancer called neuroblastoma.

His mum and dad Dawn and Mark made it their mission to create a legacy for Henry and help other families in a similar situation.

As well as live music throughout the evening there will be stalls, fun activities, free kids rides courtesy of Keith Emmett & Sons, plus free refreshments.

Special guests include Father Christmas, actress Ann-Marie Davies and trust patron Karl Robinson, manager of MK Dons.

Karl told the Citizen: “Please turn out and support us. Bailey will be performing a few songs as well, so come out and see us!

“I know the attendance last Saturday wasn’t great, so let’s smash the records on Sunday and get as many people into the Theatre District as possible. The more the merrier.

All donations from the event will go to The Henry Allen Trust (charity no: 1156701)

More information about the charity can be found at - www.thehenryallentrust.org.uk