As most of you know in August my Father died of cancer, his death hit me very hard and still is but the thing that got me the most was the fact that I was completely powerless to help him, watching him sliding downhill each day never felt so incapable of helping somebody in my life. Hell I am even choking up a bit just writing this post.
The one constant that got me through the desperate times was the help and support given by Macmillan. They were such a support to both me and my dad and I will never forget what they did for him and in fact still are doing to help me.
I have seen so many people go of cancer this year, even my girlfriends Father died the month before mine and honestly it sickens me to the stomach the amount of people this disease is killing.
I made a vow to do something to help Macmillan as I thought simply writing them a £500 cheque was insufficient and a mere drop in the ocean in this horrible war.
So for the last two months I have been working on something. The Cancer On The Rocks event. This is to be a one day 11 band spectacular taking place in Nantwich, Cheshire in January 2018, There are not many things I know how to do well other than what I do for a living.
I would like to reach out to the people that are taking part in this event and offer my deepest thanks and to the people behind the scenes who are helping make this possible. It is wonderful to see how people bond and work together to help defeat cancer.
I would really appreciate it if all my friends in the PR, Radio and other sides of the music industry will help spread the word about this event. It is not about me, it is not about Firebrand or Skyfire but it is about raising money to save lives.
This day is not just about raising funds for Macmillan it is about something equally special, it is about celebrating life.
I could write a book on this subject but I am not going to bore you all with my inane witterings, Simply, I would like to present to you the final line up for the “Cancer On The Rocks”.
Tickets go on sale today and the only thing I can say is this every penny raised will go to Macmillan, so come along, have a fantastic day with some amazing bands and know that you are doing something important to help save lives.