THE king of pop will be thrilling a live audience to help raise funds for a poorly child in need of a bone marrow transplant from a sibling donor.

Michael Jackson tribute artist Tej’ai Sullivan, who has headlined a tribute tour around America and Europe which featured one of Jackson’s original dancers, is coming to Harwich.

Tej’ai, who is from Chicago, will be performing in the town, not just for fans, but to raise money for 21-month-old Henry Alderson, who has a rare genetic disorder called diamond blackfan anaemia.

The disorder means Henry’s bone marrow does not function properly and he has to have blood transfusions every three to four weeks.

He also has a faulty myelodysplasia gene, making it more likely that he will develop a form of blood cancer.

His parents, Zoe and Craig Alderson, have been fundraising to reach £50,000 to cover the cost of three IVF cycles.

The couple has always wanted another child, but a bone marrow transplant from a sibling donor could save transform Henry’s life.

Zoe said she was contacted by Annie Farthing, who wanted the proceeds from the event to go towards Henry’s charity called Henry’s Little Heroes.

Zoe said: “Fundraising isn’t going too badly and there is a lot in the pipeline. We have so far raised just under £12,000, which is amazing.”

Annie said it will be the first time Tej’ai has performed in the Harwich area and DJ Bray will also be performing on the night.

She said: “I got in contact with Zoe when I heard about her son and I wanted to see if I could help them. There will also be a raffle to raise funds for Henry’s Little Heroes.”

The event is taking place at the United Services Club, in Barrack Lane, Harwich, on Saturday, September 30 at 7pm until 12.30am.

Tickets cost £8 and will go towards Henry’s Little Heroes. To buy tickets call Annie on 07342953319 or visit the United Services Club.