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£15,768raised of £50,000 target by 185 supporters

    Weʼve raised £15,768 to provide life saving treatment for an inspirational musician

    Funded on Sunday, 24th December 2017

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    In late 2015, our dear friend John was diagnosed with aggressive Gall Bladder Cancer just 2 days before his birthday. An initial procedure to remove the tumour proved successful until March 2017 where a replacement lump was discovered. Unfortunately, the NHS don’t currently offer treatment that could be successful with the prognosis.

    John Johnson. Who is he? John Grew up in Dudley and was one of four siblings. He is now a loved father of two boys.
    John’s musical career started at the young age of 8 where he learnt to play the trombone and became a member of local brass ensembles. . Between the 80’s and 90’s John became locally known in Birmingham and played with The Soul Survivors for 15 years.

    At the age of 21, he took on his first international tour in the Caribbean and through Europe with Musical Youth. His adaptable playing style allowed him to tour and get involved with a variety of musical genres that will have touched everyone at some point, including steel Pulse and Will Young. By 1998 John was a fully-fledged member of Simply Red following their album release of Blue. Since that point he has featured on every album that followed on from 1998 until Tribute to Bobby. The Past 6 years has seen John touring globally with UB40, working with them on 2 albums, with a 3rd in the work. After 35 years giving back to the music industry and the millions of listeners he began working on his own album alongside Earl Cohen which unfortunately was never completed.

    Due to the seriousness of his condition, time is of the essence! Previous treatments have been unsuccessful and other treatments that are offered by the NHS haven’t had the hoped-for outcome.

    Our last hope relies solely with a revolutionary targeted and controlled stem cell treatment & Naturopathy, this comes at an immense cost. We are reaching out to anyone able to help with John’s fight. All donations, no matter how small, are hugely appreciated.

    From all of John's loving friends



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    • Tracey Lintott

      Tracey Lintott

      Nov 11, 2017

      Mine and Hazel turners ticket refund would like to donate this hope this helps and your continued hard work helps very sad thinking of you all one Love ❤️John Johnson sweet dreams ❤️❤️❤️💋xxx


    • Christian Cowlin

      Christian Cowlin

      Nov 10, 2017

      Such sad news , Another musical veteran will be sadly missed . RIP John .


    • Carol MacLeod

      Carol MacLeod

      Nov 9, 2017

      Sending warm hugs to you all. John will be so sadly missed XXX RIP xxx


    • Patricia Ryan

      Patricia Ryan

      Nov 8, 2017

      Thinking of John, Dee, Katie and all of John's loved ones. Praying that this treatment can give John relief and years more life!


    • Janet Antliff

      Janet Antliff

      Nov 8, 2017

      Heart felt sadness. All the best x


    • Marie-Ann Roberts

      Marie-Ann Roberts

      Nov 8, 2017

      I didn't have tickets for tonight as I wasn't able to be there.So sad to hear John is unwell and the gig cancelled.Happy to help such a worthy cause.Get well soon John xx


    • Jennifer Bathgate

      Jennifer Bathgate

      Nov 8, 2017


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