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James Morrison to perform for Tanya's Courage
Cornwall's James Morrison
The star will be returning to his roots with the special charity concert

Cornish singer songwriter James Morrison will be returning to the Hall for Cornwall this summer to stage a special concert.

The star is donating his fee to the Tanya's Courage Cornish charity.

It's not the first time the singer has worked with the charity which supports local youngsters with cancer.

In early 2007 Morrison made a dream come true for Cornish fan Natalie Edwards when he met her backstage and made her a coffee.

Natalie Edwards with James Morrison
Natalie Edwards met James Morrison through Tanya's Courage

Nikki Empel-Newman, Trust Manager of the Tanya's Courage Trust, said:

"We are so grateful to James for him choosing to support our charity, it really is such an amazing thing for us, and we are very excited.

"It is very difficult in Cornwall as it is such a small county and there are so many worthy causes out there, but for James to choose to support us is just such an honour and we are so very grateful.

Tanya Billing, a courageous 17-year old, fought Adult Acute Myeloid Leukaemia with courage and determination. In the last 20 months of her short life, she expressed the wish to help others. Tanya's Courage Trust aims to do just that.

Click here to read our archive feature about the charity.

James Morrison grew up in Cornwall, where he could often be found busking in Newquay and Truro.

He achieved worldwide success with debut single 'You Give Me Something', which reached Top 5 in the UK. He released his debut album 'Undiscovered' on 31 July 2006.

The album received positive reviews with the The Sun newspaper claiming 'There isn't a bad track on it'.

The album topped the UK Albums Chart on its first week of release. The album sold over 1 million copies around the world by the end of 2006, making Morrison the best selling male solo artist of 2006 in the UK.

Tanya Billing
The charity was set up in memory of Tanya Billing

In 2007 the star was appearing at a sell out show at the Hall for Cornwall. He worked with Tanya's Courage Trust to make a dream come true for Cornish teenager Natalie Edwards. At the time Natalie was undergoing treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma disease.

Natalie said soon after the surprise meeting: "He made me a cup of coffee, not many people can say they've had coffee made by James Morrison.

"He was really down to earth. I went to the sound check too. It was all amazing."

Click here to read our feature about the special meeting between James Morrison and Natalie Edwards.

James Morrison's concert in aid of Tanya's Courage takes place at the Hall For Cornwall on 19th July 2010.




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