Maddi's Magnificent Corrie Caper was organised to raise money for five-year-old cancer sufferer Madison Allan and her family to be able to enjoy a dream holiday at Disneyland Paris. Proceeds from Sunday's show went directly to the travel agents so the family can go away in June 2010.
The soap stars appearing on stage included Andy Whyment (Kirk), Sam Aston(Chesney), Malcolm Hebden (Norris), Steve Huison (Eddie Windass), Debbie Rush(Anna Windass), Jenny McAlpine (Fizz), Kym Marsh (Michelle), Peter Armitage (Bill Webster), Graeme Hawley (John Stape), Jack Shepherd (David Platt), Scott Wright (Sam Kingston) and Chris Gascoyne (PeterBarlow). There was also a spot of stand-up from Jimmy Cricket, acomedy sketch from Sue Devaney, and opera from BBC Radio Lancashire's John Christos. Everything was held together in fine style by Ted Robbins and the evening raised nearly £4000.
The show had been organised by Shobna Gulati, who plays Sunita in the soap, who has known Madison's family for several years and called on her fellow actors and behind-the-scenes staff for this special event. She came to Thwaites Empire Theatre, Blackburn, Lancashire with help from Anthony Valentine, the venue's patron.
More photos of the show can now be seen viewed on Flickr pages. Thanks to Lancashire Telegraph for the above picture of the cast with Madison.