Hellesdon & Sprowston Brass raise funds for Charity

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by H & S B, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. H & S B

    H & S B New Member

    The Hellesdon and Sprowston Brass Band, with their guests the Framingham Earl Singers, held a Charity Concert evening of Music and Song, on 18th April, to raise money for the lesser known bone marrow cancer charity Myeloma Uk.

    It was a great evening with a fantastic audience who really enjoyed the entertainment. Through their generosity we were able to raise £460, which will be donated to Myeloma UK. This charity works extremely hard at helping those who have this condition to live their lives as best they can, by offering practical and emotional support. They are also at the forefront of research into treatment of and possible cure for this extremely painful disease and rely heavily on donations and fundraising to carry out their work.

    Facts about Multiple Myeloma:

    · There are nearly 4,000 new cases per year in the UK Between 14-20,000 people are living with Myeloma

    · Myeloma accounts for 15% of blood cancers and 1% of cancers generally

    · Average age of onset is 71 but 10 - 15% of patients are under 45

    · Myeloma is not curable but it is treatable

    · Myeloma causes bone and kidney damage treatment is generally chemotherapy, steroids and other drugs, often with a stem cell transplant

    The band would like to thank those who attended the concert and hope they had an enjoyable evening.

    We would also like to thank Startrite Shoes for their sponsorship and Chenery Travel for selling tickets.