Ill singer organises charity concert
A terminally ill Belfast man is holding a concert later this month to raise vital funds for the hospital where he is being treated.
Don McCleary from east Belfast, who has cancer, is defying his illness to support the McDermott unit where he is being cared for.
Mr McCleary, a well-known singer, started off in a band called The Deltones before joining The Cousins. More recently he performed with The Velvet Four, the resident band in the Maple Leaf Club in east Belfast.
Since being diagnosed Mr McCleary has dedicated his spare time to raising money for the cancer unit.
A previous concert raised around £2,000.
Now a second event, also including a charity football match, is being planned.
The match will be Orangefield Old Boys Select against Glentoran Legends and will take place at Cregagh Sports Club on April 22 at 1.30pm.
The Cousins will be playing in the club from 4pm. The band has also recorded a CD that is being sold, with all proceeds going to the charity.