July 2, 2014

heartsandmindHearts and Minds Challenge – is a Manchester based charity that provide a wide range of services that help families and individuals who are affected by autism. Services include awareness raising, education support, advocacy, counselling, transition planning and advice for families upon receiving a diagnosis as well as a Facebook support group.

The 90’s girlband Cleopatra are getting back together to perform for the first time in 20 years as they headline the bill at Hearts & Minds Challenge charity ball on November 29.

The Manchester based trio, made up of Cleo Higgins and sisters Yonah and Zainam, have not been onstage together since disbanding after chart success with hits such as “Cleopatra’s Theme’ and ‘Life Ain’t Easy’.

Cleopatra-promoLead singer Cleo, who is an Ambassador for Hearts & Minds Challenge, says the time has come for the group to reform and is delighted to be doing their exclusive comeback gig for the charity:

“I can’t wait to get back onstage with my sisters and we have a real treat in store for fans. It’s been such a long time since we have performed as a group and extra special as we know that we are doing it for such a worthy charity.”

The annual Hearts & Minds Challenge Ball will be held at the Piccadilly Mercure Hotel and this years’ theme is ‘Studio 54’. Cleo and her sisters will be performing a disco set on the night alongside a few of their greatest hits:

She adds:

“I’m taking a rare night off appearing in Thriller Live in the West End to sing at the Ball so this will be the only opportunity to actually see Cleopatra together for a while as my schedule after this is hectic. We love this years theme as the whole Studio 54 era was soulful and chic and that’s what we are all about.”

The Ball will go to raising money and awareness for the Hearts & Minds Challenge charity, which helps families around the UK who have children with autism. Patrons of charity include Boyzone’s Keith Duffy, TV Presenter Melanie Sykes, and former Manchester United player Paul Scholes.

Tickets to the event start at £80 with table packages available.

For more information and booking email Cheryl at Heartsandmindsevents@gmail.com

You can also visit the Hearts and Minds website here

About the author 

Jo Worgan

Jo Worgan is a published author, writer and blogger. She has a degree in English Literature. She writes about life with her youngest son who is on the autistic spectrum. Jo tweets (@mummyworgan) and is also a freelance columnist for the Lancaster Guardian. ‘My Life with Tom, Living With Autism‘ is her second book and a culmination of her blog posts, and available on Kindle now, along with her first book, Life on the Spectrum. The Preschool years.

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