I’ve always been a closet Abba fan and I think if I’d be a teenager in the 1970s, I would have been completely obsessed with them.
As it was, I was a late 1990s teenager so an eclectic mix of Alanis Morissette, Eternal and Boyzone ruled the day.
I would love to have seen Abba on tour but the group has long since stopped performing.
That’s why I was so excited to see the news that one of the best Abba tribute bands, Platinum, is coming to Shrewsbury’s Buttermarket on March 4 – and helping to raise much needed funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Sadly we all know someone who has been affected by or is continuing to suffer from cancer.
Supporting Macmillan Cancer Support is such a valid cause and will help the charity to increase its range of services, including its Macmillan nurses, cancer information and practical help at home.
More people are living longer with cancer and more are being diagnosed so this vital service is more needed than ever before.
Money raised from the concert will go towards Macmillan Cancer Support.
Platinum has toured around the world for the last 19 years, performing in front of Royalty, celebrities, presidents and ambassadors.
The event has been organised by Michelle Errington, a Macmillan Cancer Support volunteer from Newport.
She told me she just wanted to do something different to help raise funds.
She said: “I have had a couple of experiences unfortunately with people with cancer and I have seen the support Macmillan give to people on their journey. I wanted to give something back.
“I had spare time on my hands and decided to get in touch with Macmillan and see how I could help out.”
Tickets for the event, which starts at 8pm, cost £20.
For more information, see http://www.thebuttermarket.co.uk or www.platinumabba.com