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Red Velvet’s Valentine Music Marathon: Thursday 14 – Friday 15 February

 

Cambridge music venue The Golden Hind in Milton Road is holding a 24-hour music marathon on Valentine’s Day to raise money for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity.

 

Red Velvet’s Valentine Music Marathon brings together forty acts from the folk music community in and around Cambridge, who will each take a turn performing on stage in a line-up that runs from 8pm on Thursday 14 February through to 8pm the next day.

 

The event is being organised by singer Deirdre Murphy and musician Les Ray, who will be performing there as folk duo ‘Red Velvet’.

 

Deirdre was diagnosed with lymphoma in March 2011 and carried on working as the Head teacher at Harrowden Middle School in Bedford, while she was treated at Addenbrooke's Hospital. She is very grateful for the ‘first class’ care she received at the oncology department, along with the enormous strength and encouragement she gained from her colleagues, students and their parents. She continued to sing alongside Les in Red Velvet throughout her cancer and feels that this also helped her to cope with her treatment and recovery.

 

Deirdre’s cancer has now been in remission since August 2011. Following a conversation with fellow musician Greg Camburn, who is the CEO of Helen Rollason Cancer Charity, Deirdre and Les decided to organise this fundraising event. Deirdre explained: “Les and I want to give something back for all of the care and support that I have received. Red Velvet’s Valentine Music Marathon combines my love of music with raising money for this worthwhile cause.” 

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Updates 4

Dear all, we've beated our target by over £1000! Tomorrow is the Big Cheque handover at the Golden Hind (7pm, 12/4/13). Well done everybody who's contributed with their time and their money to raise fund for this very worthy cause.

11/04/13 04:59

Final figure in (apart from a few bits and pieces), target smashed! Well done everyone!!!

25/03/13 04:50

Huge thanks to everybody for taking part! We've reached our target, but we haven't totted up all the offline donations yet. Details as soon as we have them. Les

16/02/13 10:22

We're now over 10%!

08/02/13 12:32

Raising money for

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity

Charity Registration No. 1052861

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity is dedicated to supporting people whose lives are touched by cancer. Our cancer support centres in Essex,London and Hertfordshire are vital in helping people living with cancer through complementary therapies, manual lymphatic drainage and counselling.

Raising money for

Run by Helen Rollason Cancer Charity

Charity Registration No. 1052861

Donations 31

A belated well done Dave! Sorry for the late donation. Jenny F

Donation by Jennifer Fenton on 24/03/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Very sorry I wasn't able to take part. Delighted it went so well!

Donation by Mark Gamon on 25/02/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Every good wish!

Donation by Tom & Jacqui on 23/02/13

Spread the love!

Donation by Cedric x on 20/02/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

A belated good luck/well done!

Donation by Jeanette Cheetham on 18/02/13

£10.00

Well done, David. Best from Cary and Sue

Donation by Cary Carter on 17/02/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 15/02/13

Brilliant day for a great cause at the golden hind. Thx.

Donation by John Farrell on 15/02/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 15/02/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Vic Wilshaw on 15/02/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good Luck David Cambridge and the other musicians. This is a great idea and a great cause.

Donation by Val Robson and Chris Cox on 15/02/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation by greg camburn on 15/02/13

£35.00

+ £8.75 Gift Aid

Good luck for your marathon music session Fiona and Ian Bloxham

Donation by Ian Bloxham on 14/02/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 14/02/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

All the best for tonight (and all day tomorrow!) Have a fantastic event and hope you raise shedloads!

Donation by Brenda Phillips on 14/02/13

£10.00

Just read the totally inspiring piece in The Independent. Hope you have a great time and raise loadsamoney@

Donation by Annie Davies on 13/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Evelyn Cambridge on 13/02/13

$30.00

Dearest Deirdre, may the music flow through you on your amazing venture. Don't forget to breathe!!

Donation by Lou Pollett on 13/02/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

All the very best Deirdre and Red Velvet Love Linda x

Donation by Anonymous on 13/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck Deirdre From Celia and Denise x

Donation by Anonymous on 13/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Jon Duveen on 13/02/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by John A Canning on 13/02/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Hope for a great evening! Cheers!

Donation by Tom Canning on 13/02/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Hope it goes well x

Donation by Sharon Whittle on 12/02/13

£25.00

Good luck Mum Love from Alannah xxx

Donation by Alannah Duveen on 12/02/13

£5.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£693.59
  • Offline donations£2,765.60
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,459.19
  • Gift Aid£150.00

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