Jim Tavare is organising a star-studded charity gig to thank the hospital that treated his eight-year-old son’s cancer.
In May last year, Tavare’s son was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Burkitt's Lymphoma, and underwent months of treatment at London’s Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.
The comic, who played Tom The Innkeeper in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, said: ‘He had widespread abdominal tumours - one the size of a tennis ball - and disease of the bone marrow.
‘After eight months of chemotherapy, much pain and bravery, he pulled through in time for Christmas.’
‘I’m putting together his benefit as a way of saying thank you to Great Ormond Street and to raise awareness of the disease.’
Tickets for the show on Sunday February 25 are available from Jongleurs box office on 0870 78 70707.