Heavenly voices of top band G4 mark first birthday of Jet Set Angels

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A school project, that took flight in the heart of Padiham but is now known across seven continents, is celebrating its first birthday this month.

And an impromptu rendition of Happy Birthday from top band G4 was the icing on the cake for teacher Mrs Carol Carlile who launched the Jet Set Angels project to help raise cash for one of her pupils, brave Tia Taggart (seven) who is battling cancer.

G4 with teacher Mrs Carol Carlile

G4 with teacher Mrs Carol Carlile

Carol went along to see her favourite band, who were X Factor runners up in 2004, at Burnley Mechanics Theatre. Her colleagues at St John's RC Primary School, Padiham, had secretly arranged for her to meet them afterwards. And the four piece band were only too happy to get on board with the project

It was another unforgettable moment in the Jet Set Angels project that began with children making tiny angels to sell for £1 each to help raise money towards a holiday for Tia and her family.

But as word spread through social media about the angel project more people, including a host of celebrities and sporting stars around the world, lent their support.

The project has now raised over £11,000 for Tia and also ward 84 at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital where she is receiving treatment.

* Don't miss this Friday's Express for a picture special on the Jet Set Angels and a chance to see the latest stars who are backing the project.