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An all-star line-up of internationally acclaimed musicians and celebrities has come together to record a charity music video and raise a quarter of a million pounds for children with brain tumours.

It’s inspired by seven-year-old Ravi Adelekan from Sussex, whose dreams were interrupted by the news that he had a benign tumour in his brain stem. Ravi went through 10 hours of surgery, but doctors were not able to remove the whole tumour, and Ravi lives with its effects every day.

After learning to walk and feed himself again, and determined to return to his passions of music, maths and sport, Ravi lives his life to the max with bravery, fun and inspirational strength.

The release of the video marks the first anniversary of Ravi’s brain surgery. It is a cover version of ‘A Million Dreams’ from The Greatest Showman and features Ravi, as well as Coldplay, Bastille, Damon Albarn, Paloma Faith, Mary Berry, Björn Ulvaeus (ABBA), Heather Watson, and many, many more.

Ravi wants a future where tumours like his could be treated without the type of major surgery he went through. He would also love for the incredible medical care and support he received at King’s College London to be available everywhere.

Ravi said:

“I love songs and music, and I think this song is a special song because it’s about your dreams coming true, just like I dream that having a brain tumour doesn’t mean you can do anything less than other people”

Donations can be made online and will be split equally between brainstrust and The Brain Tumour Charity. These two amazing charities help Ravi and other children with brain tumours through their treatment.

Photo: Anthony Cantin on Unsplash