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Big fund-raiser by cancer charity in Hartlepool goes towards new equipment
4:48pm Sunday 13th October 2013 in News
MUSICAL acts from across the country helped a Teesside cancer charity raise £27,134 for new new equipment to help patients.
The Blow Monkeys were joined by Black, Nizlopi and a host of bands and artists to put on Music v Cancer’s second ever Big Weekender to a sold-out audience.
Music v Cancer (MvC) raises money for cancer detection equipment and promotes awareness campaigns across Teesside.
The charity has recently secured music legend Jools Holland as the official patron, and in the last three years has raised in excess of £127, 000.
The sold out MvC Weekender, which took place at The Grand Hotel, in Hartlepool, on Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, was the 14th fundraising gig organised by the charity's founder, Tony Larkin and the small MvC team of volunteers.
Ticket sales, raffle funds, signed memorabilia auctions and a commitment of £20,000 from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust meant the event was one of the most successful to date.
Mr Larkin said: "It never ceases to amaze me how generous people are when supporting MvC. And to have this boosted further by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund with their donation of £20,000 for new equipment initiatives was tremendous.
"Plans to invest in camera probes for use in detecting bladder cancer in its earliest stages are in place."
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