Madness star to busk for charity

He'll be joined by bands from across country

Veteran Madness star Suggs will be amongst the artists taking part in a Britain-wide busking event next month, aimed at raising money for cancer research.

Running from September 6-13, Busking Cancer will see bands, musicians and street performers from all across the nation raising funds for Cancer Research UK.

The event was kicked off in London in 2007.

“The launch last year was a storming success, so this year we are making it a nationwide event,” said organiser Mark Warrick.

Aside from the Madness man a Johnny Cash tribute act from Glasgow, pupils from an all-girls school in Marylebone, London and a circus performer from Rochdale will also take part, as will one-time chart-topper Sandi Thom.