Thirty members of the Wallasey Choir performed at the concert and the evening concluded with a raffle of prizes donated by local businesses. Josh’s grandad Bob Bell, 71, was there too and drew the first raffle prize.

Josh, who's at school in the Wirral, became a Regional Ambassador for Bowel & Cancer Research after Bob was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2014. Josh’s fundraising activities began with a bake sale when he was just 10. He has been organising various exciting fundraising events since, including abseiling at Leasowe Lighthouse with his aunties.

Before the concert, Josh took to the stage as a compere to speak about his grandad, the charity and bowel cancer. His mum, Katie Keane, described the evening as a bit of a tear-jerker.

“The way people have rallied around has been fantastic,” she said. “All of my old school friends heard about it and came along. We made £1,100.50 which is amazing!”

We're so grateful to the Keane family and the Wallasey choir for their hard work and support.

Josh and his family have been an inspiration. Our mission is to ensure that no one should die of bowel cancer in future and we can only accomplish that with the support of our fantastic fundraisers. Our Regional Ambassador programme was launched last year and Josh’s passion and support for the charity made him an obvious candidate for the role.

Regional Ambassadors help us to raise awareness of bowel cancer and bowel disease and to link into their local communities to support fundraising. Being a Regional Ambassador works around your own time commitments and with your help we can save and change more lives.

If you are interested in becoming a Regional Ambassador for Bowel & Cancer Research, please contact our Regional Development Coordinator, Maria Luisa Addarri.