Sheffield Cancer Choir sing for Weston Park Cancer Charity at Master Cutler’s Challenge launch
Sheffield Cancer Choir delivered an emotional performance to businesses at the Master Cutler’s Challenge launch event for Weston Park Cancer Charity.
Breast cancer survivor, Darrell Re set the cancer choir up with two of her friends, Liz Clay and Joanne Hockney, as a way of giving back to the community and giving a voice to those affected by cancer.
Starting proceedings with Dusty Springfield’s classic, I Only Want to Be with You – there was not a dry eye in the house during a moving performance of Abba, I Have a Dream. The choir closed the event with a very fitting rendition of Cabaret – Money.
Master Cutler, Nick Williams explained why he chose Weston Park Cancer Charity as the main beneficiary of funds raised through the 2020 Master Cutler’s Challenge.
Master Cutler said: “I was about 14 when my aunt died of breast cancer, my mother died 10 years later from breast cancer and my sister four years after that. Sadly, a young nephew passed away a year last Christmas aged 30, so for me it was a no brainer to support Weston Park.
“When you go into Weston Park Cancer Charity and when you meet the team, you see the passion. Those of you who haven’t signed up, trust me you will sign up when you hear the stories from patients, carers and staff.”
This was followed by breast cancer survivor, Fiona Tatton, who spoke about her experience at Weston Park.
She said: “The team at Weston Park Cancer Support Centre have been my constant companions – they stayed at my side when I was experiencing side effects from the medication, I had to take to stop the cancer returning.
“My main point of contact at the support centre, Vicky would speak to me every day when I was going through the worst times. With her help and support, I’m getting my life back. There can be life after cancer.”
At the inspiring event, businesses received a £50 cheque from Master Cutler, Nick Williams. They have six months to turn it into as much money as possible using nothing but entrepreneurial skills, team spirit and sheer grit and determination.
In what is a milestone year for Weston Park Cancer Centre as it marks its 50th year of treating patients, Weston Park Cancer Charity CEO, Samantha Dixon commented: “The launch event was a fantastic way to mark the start of the 2020 Master Cutler’s Challenge and we thank all businesses who have pledged their support to Weston Park Cancer Charity so far.
“We would like to emphasise that it is not too late to sign up for businesses across South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire – but the earlier you sign up, the more time you have to raise as much as possible!”
The challenge closes in Autumn 2020, when a celebration will take place to recognise everyone’s fundraising efforts.
To sign up, visit https://www.westonpark.org.uk/the-master-cutler-challenge/[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]