Wet Wet Wet singer gives parents of the 'butterfly boys' VIP tickets to concert after hearing their story

Bournemouth Echo: Wet Wet Wet singer gives parents of the 'butterfly boys' VIP tickets to concert after hearing their story Wet Wet Wet singer gives parents of the 'butterfly boys' VIP tickets to concert after hearing their story

THE devoted parents of the ‘butterfly boys’ who died within days of each other are being treated to a VIP night after meeting Wet Wet Wet’s frontman.

Chris and Steph Churchill appeared on BBC Children in Need to tell the story of their sons Harry and Cody Churchill, who both suffered from a debilitating and painful skin condition.

Harry, who was three, and his 21-month-old brother Cody from Poole died in March but their parents decided to go ahead with the broadcast.

Whilst filming the programme, Marti Pellow, who is the lead singer for the Scottish pop group, came over to offer his support and invite them to his concert.

Steph said: “He came straight over and gave me a hug and we chatted for a while. Marti said he thought we were amazing and he said we should come to the Wet Wet Wet concert in Bournemouth.

“Apparently I was an absolutely huge fan and completely obsessed with Wet Wet Wet when I was growing up. According to my mum I had posters plastered all over my walls.

“Being filmed for Children in Need wasn’t easy,” said Steph.

“It’s tough having to relive the whole story again, but I feel it is even more important now because I want to keep the boys’ memory alive and to show how much Julia’s House has meant to us.”

Both Chris and Steph have been offered places on the special guest list for the concert on December 14 at the BIC.

The brothers both suffered from epidermolysis bullosa (EB), which caused their skin to blister. Younger patients are sometimes called "butterfly children" because their skin is fragile like a butterfly's wings.

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9:17am Wed 4 Dec 13

funkyferret says...

A nice gesture for an exceptional couple by a top bloke.
A nice gesture for an exceptional couple by a top bloke. funkyferret

1:55pm Wed 4 Dec 13

altoman says...

Have a great time.
Have a great time. altoman

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