East Midlands talent help raise charity funds

Nottingham Hospitals Charity and Lincolnshire based Charity Sophie’s Journey are collaborating on Sunday, March 25 at the Chameleon Arts Café, Angel Row in Nottingham to stage a live music gig to raise money for the Children’s Cancer and Neuroscience Wards.

The event, from 4pm-11pm,  is a fusion of young up and coming talent from the East Midlands with Gareth Icke, Jake Burns, Katie Cooper, Paris Alexander (pictured above), Tori Sheard, Warren Ireland, Ben Smith, Luke Broughton, Caroline McLavy joining Bedfordshire singer songwriter Adiescar on the line up.

Entry is free with donations recommended and raffle tickets sold at the door. This is a great night for new up-and-coming music and supporting a fantastic cause.

The Windmill in Breadsall in Derby also hosts a splinter music event this coming Sunday on January 28 from 4pm-10pm hosted by Derby Musician Mike Upton, with fantastic raffle prizes including Derby County matchday tickets, Conkers family tickets, Nottingham Ice Stadium Family Ice Skating tickets, Glee Comedy Night tickets and Photo Nottingham Family Photo Session.

Sophie’s Journey was the name given by 12-yea-old Sophie Robinson to her facebook community page, to document her two-year battle against Medulloblastoma.

Written as an aid to help children who may go through the same experience in the future. The page also became a focus for Sophie’s fundraising. By 2016 £50,000 in total had been raised towards Childhood Cancer Causes.

Sadly Sophie passed away at her home on January 2016. Sophie’s mother and fundraising partner Stacy Southwell registered Sophie’s Journey as an official charity with the mission to provide free holidays for children, teenagers and their families around the UK living with cancer, at its static van at Golden Sands Holiday Park in Mablethorpe.

Sophie’s Journey run by Sophie’s immediately family and friends, enjoyed a successful year in 2017 winning recognition at the Lincolnshire Heart of the Community Annual awards and is taking bookings for 2018 at sophiesjourney@hotmail.com.

The charity is currently raising money towards a second static van, which will be fully compliant with DDA standards and adapted to suit the needs of all children going through cancer.

 

For More Information go to:-

the event page https://www.facebook.com/events/391986031218981/

Sophie’s Journey https://www.facebook.com/SophiesCancerJourney/

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yPCNkUHoR0&feature=share

 

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