VOICE FOR KIDS: The Aitken brothers Tim (wearing beanie) and Sam (wearing hat) from the band Hoo8hoo will be performing at the KidsFORKids concert on September 10.
VOICE FOR KIDS: The Aitken brothers Tim (wearing beanie) and Sam (wearing hat) from the band Hoo8hoo will be performing at the KidsFORKids concert on September 10. Warren Lynam

Fundraising for Bella and Declan

TWO brothers have banded together to put on a charity concert for local Coast kids in the biggest battle of their lives.

Tim and Sam Aitken of Hoo8Hoo have organised a KidsFORKids charity concert at The Shed at Aussie World on September 10.

The open-age event will feature an impressive line-up of local teenage talent including Hoo8Hoo, Doolie, Flooke and a number of other performers showing their support for teenagers Bella Harry and Declan Walker who are both battling cancer.

Bella Harry. Contributed

Bella, a student at St John's College in Nambour, was diagnosed with bone cancer in her right femur, left hip and shoulder early 2015.

Just this month, Bella will have surgery to remove the top half of her left femur and replace it with a prosthetic.

Once she has recovered she will have her shoulder replaced and will then continue with chemotherapy for the rest of the year.

Bella's mum, Emma Harry, said the family was incredibly grateful for the support given the emotional and financial strain they have been under.

"The money raised through your amazing fundraiser will go towards Bella's physiotherapy, rehabilitation, physical aids and educational assistance - she has missed two years of school - and be an enormous help towards travel and vehicle costs to and from hospital in Brisbane,” Mrs Harry said.

Declan. Contributed

Declan Walker, who attends Pacific Lutheran College with Sam, was diagnosed with a Primary Mediastinal B-cell Lymphoma in December last year.

Declan's mum Michelle had to give up work to be his carer and the impact on the family has been significant.

"We are so grateful for this concert. The monies raised will go towards ongoing bills and expenses associated with Declan's treatment and travelling to and from Brisbane,” said Mrs Walker. 

"It will also go towards his rehabilitation, including tutoring to help him once he is able to return to school, so he doesn't fall further behind. We are really humbled by this event being organised for Declan and incredibly grateful.”

Tim and Sam, from Caloundra, said they wanted to help in any way they could.

"We thought it would be a great idea for kids on the Sunny Coast to get involved in a cool charity event to raise money and support other local kids who are doing it tough in some way - and we'll let adults come as well,” Tim said.

They set about organising the event a few weeks ago and have been overwhelmed with the support.

"We've done other charity work in the past and we just thought, 'why not organise something ourselves',” Tim said.

"Most of the events have been aimed at adults and we wanted to have the event with kids for kids,” Sam added.

"It's always been an idea and we finally decided to go ahead with it... with Sam being at Declan's school and we've heard about Bella's story, we really wanted to help support both of them and thought the best way we could do it was by playing music and getting people to come out and have some fun.”

Tim and Sam said the other bands had volunteered their time to perform at the concert and they couldn't have put it together without them.

The concert will start at 5.30pm with exclusive use of Aussie World until 7pm.

Live music from Trey Cooper and Bella and Amy and other roaming acts will perform before the main concert at 7pm, with Flooke, Doolie and Hoo8Hoo.

Flooke. Contributed

Doolie. Contributed