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£655raised of £1,500 target by 17 supporters

    Weʼve raised £655 to fund a unique music event that will raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support.

    Rochdale, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 18th January 2018

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    I was diagnosed with cancer and have decided to use my time to hopefully inspire others who are facing life-limiting challenges to create art and music.

    I set myself a limited amount of time to organise a unique music event and presently have everything in place to make this event happen.

    The event is called Music Beats Cancer - An Evening of Minimalist and Experimental Music with Christopher Chaplin & Guests. Set in the stunning venue of Chetham's School of Music in Manchester the event will also raise much needed funds for MacMillan Cancer Support. Swiss born composer Christopher Chaplin (youngest son of Charlie and Oona O'Neill Chaplin) will be performing live amongst musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM). Christopher said:

    I'm looking forward to performing alongside esteemed musicians from Manchester for a great cause. Let's help music beat cancer!

    Myself, well... my name is John Katsoulieri from Rochdale in Greater Manchester. The video above gives you a brief overview of what we are aiming to achieve.

    After I was diagnosed, and as soon as I picked myself up, I decided to quit worrying and create music with whatever time I have. I'm aiming to use this event to raise the hopes of others who may be in the same situation that all is not lost, that it's never too late, and to continue going on until it is no longer possible.

    The event will showcase performers and musicians from around Manchester and will include music by composers such as Steve Reich, Philip Glass & Carly Comando performed by RNCM, and myself. I've composed three short pieces of music, and currently on a steep learning curve with regards to learning to to conduct amongst much that I need to accomplish. But we are on track. Kind of.

    What's missing? The funds to pay for the event and all the associated running and hire costs. We need around £1500 to make this happen - can you help?

    What can you sponsor?

    All donations including to General Fund upto £100 ---- Your name & logo across all media & across all our social media & film & a HUGE SHOUT OUT!!! on our social media.

    £100 - Why not sponsor an RNCM musician and have your name associated with a particular instrument? - You can select from: Piccolo/Flute/Piano/Percussion. --- Includes benefits of all donations & 1 free VIP ticket & your name on a placard as 'sponsored by' placed by the musician(s).

    £150 - Maybe you could sponsor one or both grand pianos? All benefits included above & an opportunity to be part of a filmed documentary on the project & your name mentioned with gratitude at the event & your name on a placard as 'sponsored by' next to the piano(s). The event is also being filmed. 

    £600 - Could you sponsor the event space (the Carole Nash Hall at Chetham's)? Includes all benefits above & an opportunity, if you wish, to say a few words about your involvement/organisation & exclusive branding at the event alongside MacMillan.

    Music Beats Cancer Social Media



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      2 years ago
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      2 years ago

      Thanks so much for the donations so far. I need to raise more towards my goal, but I will get there!

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    • Ben Cleary

      Ben Cleary

      Nov 22, 2017


    • Louise Dagnall

      Louise Dagnall

      Nov 11, 2017

      You are a good man doing good things..that's just about why we're here I reckon. Louise x

    • Gemma Eldridge

      Gemma Eldridge

      Nov 11, 2017

      Such a great cause. Keep fighting the good fight 💪Gemma and IanX


    • Stephanie Ashcroft

      Stephanie Ashcroft

      Nov 11, 2017

      Wishing you the very best of luck!!!! x


    • Josie & Lorraine

      Josie & Lorraine

      Nov 11, 2017


    • Ina Fjeldstad

      Ina Fjeldstad

      Nov 10, 2017


    • Michael Temperley

      Michael Temperley

      Nov 7, 2017


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    John Katsoulieri

    John Katsoulieri

    Rochdale, United Kingdom

    I'm a Manchester based filmmaker and musician who is aiming to use all my skills to help raise funds for Macmillan, and the hopes and aspirations of others with life-limiting challenges.

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