Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 14.55.07ONE OF THE TOP bands of the 1980s is returning to the scene of their near-fatal bus crash, to support a leading North East brain injury charity.

Chart toppers Bucks Fizz were involved in a serious collision in 1984 following an appearance in Newcastle, which left band member Mike Nolan with a brain injury.

But now three of the original foursome, who perform as formerly Bucks Fizz, are heading back to the city, to appear at a charity ball in aid of North East Headway.

On November 12  the group will appear at the WonderLAN Ball at Newcastle’s Discovery Museum, which is being organised by Durham based EMG Solicitors to raise funds for Headway’s annual Look Ahead In the North (LAN) event.

The LAN weekend of activities allows members who have suffered a brain injury to enjoy a few days of entertainment and activities at The Calvert Trust at Kielder.

Three members of the original line-up – Mike Nolan, Jay Aston and Cheryl Baker – will be appearing at the Alice In Wonderland themed black tie event, which also includes a topsy turvy dinner and a range of other surprises.

EMG Solicitors – which manages trusts for people with catastrophic brain injuries along with acting as professional deputies on their behalf – works actively with Headway and is hoping the event will bring in some much needed funds.

“We want this to be an evening full of fun which is supporting a really worthwhile cause,” said Emma Gaudern, who heads up EMG.

“We’re delighted to have the members of the former Bucks Fizz appearing and it’s particularly relevant given the work that Headway do.

“The LAN weekend is so important but that can’t take place without funding so we’re going to do our best to raise as much money as we can to support this important initiative.”

Tickets for the WonderLAN ball are £550 for a table of 10. There are also a number of sponsorship opportunities available. For tickets and further information, please contact Sorted PR on 0191 265 6111 or email info@sortedpr.com.

Headway is a national charity with a number of groups in the North East which support people with brain injuries and their family and carers in a number of ways.

This includes everything from helping with medical matters to providing practical information about finance and benefits.