Fundraise Your Way: Live music evening
Steve Clark is a stage 4 bowel cancer patient and passionate campaigner who’s fundraising his way this April by organising a live music night, Giggity 19. It promises to be an evening of original music and covers performed by some great acts.
It will held at the Royal British Legion Club in Marlow on the evening of Saturday 27 April.
Steve speaks to us about why he’s fundraising his way this April:
This was fairly easy to organise, especially compared to my mini-festival last year which marked my five years with advanced bowel cancer. Once I found a date that worked for the acts and a good venue then the rest is a piece of cake. I’m selling the tickets online via Eventbrite which takes a lot of pressure off me and it’s an easy site to use.
It’s going to be a fab night and we have three great acts who’ve donated their talent, The Rock Doctors, The Stormflies and Harry Jones. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.
I’ve found it really important to involve my friends and family in my cancer journey and this has led to far better and closer relationships, one of the big improvements in my life since diagnosis. I try to help others going through this, I set up the Strive for Five campaign to give hope to people with stage 4 bowel cancer and I’m actively involved as a volunteer with Bowel Cancer UK as a moderator in their online community and various campaigns. Organising a night like this brings everyone together and gives us a chance to have fun and make memories.
I’d encourage people to get involved and organise an event for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in April because Bowel Cancer UK is an amazing charity that does so much to help people with the disease. They provide great patient support (leaflets, booklets and the online community), campaign relentlessly to improve diagnosis and care of bowel cancer and invest in research. All these events I organise help to increase awareness of this disease which in itself helps to save lives. Read more about Steve's story here
Fundraise Your Way this Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
Steve’s helping to fundraise towards a future where nobody dies of bowel cancer. You can too by having a quiz night, hosting a coffee morning or by getting inspired from our A-Z of fundraising ideas.
Whatever you decide to do this April, we want you to be part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and raise funds to support our vital services and lifesaving research.
Steve is also supporting our #thisisbowelcancer campaign shining a light on the varied and many people affected by bowel cancer.
Join our campaign, write one word about yourself on a piece of white A4 paper or download and print our PDF template, take a photo and share it on social media with #thisisbowelcancer. Your word could be your hobby or your job or a way you describe yourself. It’s up to you.