Alice’s mum Ros Hodgkiss says:
“We are delighted that Forecast has decided to stage ‘A Concert for Alice’ in support of Alice’s Youth Music Memorial Fund and in honour of our beloved daughter. We are extremely grateful to all the professional performers and backstage staff, who have offered to contribute their talent and skills to make the evening a success.
"For some of the younger performers, it will provide an exceptional opportunity for them to receive the benefit of professional mentoring and perform in a professional theatre to a large and diverse live audience, the sort of opportunity that we would hope to be able to extend to other children through Alice’s Youth Music Memorial Fund. She would have loved this concert and the chance to participate in a similar event had she lived. We are sending good wishes and good luck to all the performers. You will make this evening a very special night, and by supporting Alice’s Youth Music Memorial Fund, transform many young lives for the better.”
Youth Music’s CEO Matt Griffiths says:
“We are very grateful to Forecast Academy for staging this evening of entertainment for the benefit of Youth Music. Forecast and Youth Music share the aim of enabling young people to express their creativity and talent through music and I’m sure this event will demonstrate the Academy's fantastic work encouraging young people’s music-making as well as featuring some great stars.
"We very much appreciate all the artists contributing their time and talent to the evening, and as always, our thanks to Alice’s family for their wonderful support with the funds raised by Alice’s Youth Music Memorial Fund.”