Take That and party: Help get Gary Barlow to superfan's 18th birthday
Carly Jefferson has launched an online campaign after the singer tweeted he’d be making some surprise appearances.
Carly, from Addison Road, West Boldon, turns 18 on May 20 and is celebrating with family and friends at a party the following night.
The Newcastle College health studies student said the Take That star showing up would make it a night she’d never forget.
It would also be a welcome surprise for her older sister, Natalie, who inspired her love for Gary.
She said: “He tweeted the other day, saying he showed up at weddings last year and would be doing the same with birthday parties this year.
“I absolutely love him. My sister Natalie has always listened to his music and I got into it through her. I’ve been to see him in concert and it would just be amazing if he turned up at my party.
“I can’t even explain how excited I’d feel if it happened.”
Last year, the singer surprised couples on their wedding day by turning up to sing.
He took to Twitter on March 6 with his message.
He said: “2015 was the year I sang at weddings. And what fun we had.
“If you have a ‘milestone’ birthday this year start your campaign now. 21, 30, 40, 60, 110! I’ll come and sing at your party. Good luck everyone!”
Carly is asking people to take to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to share her hashtag, #getgarytocarlys18th, to help get his attention.
She said: “I’ve been really surprised by how many people have shared my hashtag already. My sister and all her friends have done it, as well as my friends and people I don’t even know.
“If people could take the time to share it, it would really mean a lot. I’ve supported him for ages and would love the chance to meet him.
“Getting him to come to my 18th birthday party and sing would make it even more special.”
Help get Gary to Carly’s birthday party by tweeting him @GaryBarlow