TALENTED students will be putting on a musical extravaganza for a teenage charity.

Students from Weymouth College will be hosting the Talent 4 Teenage Cancer event at Weymouth Pavilion in June.

All the money raised will go towards the Teenage Cancer Trust which helps teenagers and young adults with cancer.

A spokesman for the charity said: “We don’t believe that teenagers should have to stop being teenagers just because they have cancer.

“So we bring young people together so they can be treated together, by teenage cancer experts, in an environment suited to their needs.”

So far the charity has funded, built and maintains 27 units for the treatment of young people and has plans to create seven more.

Katie Vickers, one of the organisers behind the event, said: “We chose to feature this charity as it is within our age group and a lot of younger people are being affected by this cruel illness.

“We want to raise awareness of younger people being affected and help as much as we can with the money we raise going straight to them.

“We would like everyone to come along and show their support for the charity.”

Hosted by Level Three travel and tourism students, Talent 4 Teenage Cancer will feature performances showcasing Dorset’s top young talent, including Beckii Power, Ed Hintze, Patchwork Native, Francis Anyanjo. More artists will be announced.

The event will take place on Friday June 20 from 7pm until late, there will be a bar and a raffle with lots of prizes.

Tickets are £2 each and will be available to purchase from the Pavilion from May 12.

For those that prefer bingo, there will be a special event at the Pavilion on the afternoon of June 20 from 3pm to 5pm, organised by second year students studying toward the extended diploma in travel and tourism. This will also be in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The charity has already received a boost with a donation of £50 from Dorset Letting in Weymouth.

n For more details like the Weymouth College Facebook page.