Two BIMM Brighton Alumni performed at a Teenage Cancer Trust benefit event which took place in Hove last week.
Virtuoso acoustic guitarist Scott Booth and electronic soul pop sensation Megan Lara Rae both performed at the reception of the event, which raised much-needed funds and awareness for all the great work that the Teenage Cancer Trust does throughout the UK and Sussex.
Over the last 28 years, TCT have developed 28 units and a team of expert, specialist nurses and youth support staff in NHS hospitals across the UK, offering young people with cancer world class cancer services from the moment they are diagnosed.
The charity are now developing a new service which extends their support in an exciting way. Through collaborating with local hospitals across the UK – such as Brighton’s Royal Alexander hospital – they plan to roll out a brand-new service which will give control back to young people with cancer, so that they can choose to have their treatment closer to home.
Songwriting graduate Megan Lara Mae had this to say about the event. “Thank you Teenage Cancer Trust for having me play at your event in Brighton! The stories are powerful and moving and the work you do to support teenagers going through cancer treatment is incredible!”
Louise Scott, Regional Fundraising Manager for Teenage Cancer Trust in the South East, said: “Teenage Cancer Trust relies on donations to fund all of our vital work. Many local young people with cancer are facing it alone. This must change, but we can’t do it alone and need help to raise much needed funds.”
She continued. “Our partnership with the amazing team at The Royal Alexandra hospital will make local young patients feel more comfortable and supported during their cancer journey. We’re calling on the local community to get behind us and help us make it happen.”
We’re incredibly proud of our BIMM Brighton alumni for demonstrating their support for Teenage Cancer Trust by performing at this event.
It costs Teenage Cancer Trust £1236 a day to deliver their services across the South East. And they urgently need local people to pledge their support to help ensure the long term sustainability of the services.
If you’d like to get involved, you can:
- Hold a fundraising event at work, school, college or in your local community
- Choose Teenage Cancer Trust as your next Sussex Charity of the Year partner for your business
- Sign up to Walk, Run, Cycle or Swim in a Teenage Cancer Trust Challenge event
- Contact the South East team to discuss other ways you would like to be involved by emailing email@example.com
Alternatively, you can donate directly through the Teenage Cancer Trust website.