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A registered charity, run entirely by volunteers which has gained support from some of the world’s leading musicians. Together joining forces to harness the POWER of MUSIC to fight CANCER.
We put together intimate memorable shows with talent from up and coming acts to industry mainstays. Find out more about what we do and the next upcoming gigs here.
Find out what we are upto including press, gigs, auctions and memorabilia. We're very busy so keep up-to-date with MvC news here...
The goal is simple to raise as much funds as possible to make a real difference in the ongoing fight against the many forms of cancer but predominantly bowel cancer; awareness is key.
"In September 2009 I was diagnosed with bowel cancer at the age of 44. Thankfully, after three operations (including stoma and reversal) plus various sessions of radio and chemotherapy, I was given the all clear in January 2013.
My personal journey has been very positive, however the outcome could have been very different and sadly is for as many as 50 people EVERY day!
That’s why I’m so grateful to the staff that looked after me so well and have a personal goal to raise as much funds as possible to help in the ongoing fight against the many forms of cancer but predominately that of bowel cancer.
I started in May 2010 by volunteering and managing a small charity called Support Your Bowel (The founders are my consultant surgeon and two of the specialists nurses whom I owe so much and I still run SYB on a part-time basis). The initial goal was to raise over £63,000 for a new Endorectal Ultrasound Machine within 5 years; we accomplished this by raising an astonishing £80,000+ within 20 months (with the amazing support of the North Tees & Hartlepool Trust)."
The support we've had from the music industry in particular has been phenomenal. The MvC Live Sessions are now an eagerly awaited sell out event which have attracted the support of artists such as;
Jack Savoretti, Nizlopi, The Blow Monkeys, Jon Allen, Scott Matthews, David McAlmont & Guy Davies; Fingersnap, Paper Aeroplanes, Black (Colin Vearncombe), James Craise, Liz Lawrence, Karima Francis, Phil Campbell, Ryan Spendlove, Aaron Wright, Chris Helme, Jake Morley, Sam Brookes, Dan Cook, Robert Bearsby, Jonny The Firth, Hayley Gaftarnick, Mr Gary Stewart & The Tin Foil Collective, Duncan Townsend and the list continues to grow...
We are constantly reaching further and striving for loftier goals and fundraising targets. To help achieve these goals we now have an excellent team of core volunteers who share the same passion and drive to keep MvC moving forward.
We couldn’t possibly list all of the people who have helped and supported us with everything we’ve achieved but YOU know who you are.
Tony Larkin - Music V Cancer Founder.
We are very proud of our intimate live shows highlighting the wealth of talent keen to support the MvC cause. Check out our up coming gigs and get yourself involved.
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MvC are proud to announce that JON ALLEN with be headlining Saturday 4th Oct 2014 as part of the MvC Weekender along with his band. This is becoming another special weekender and one not to be missed. Show will now […]
MvC are very proud to announce that the superb TURIN BRAKES will be Headlining Friday 3rd October 2014 as part of the next MvC Weekender. The full line up now includes Jake Morley (Ft John Parker of Nizlopi), Antonio Lulic […]
MvC will be meeting up with FRANK TURNER later in September for an official guitar signing. Tony…(MvC)
Music v Cancer (& Support Your Bowel) has aided in purchasing two video cystoscopies for North Tees Hospital costing £37,000. The machines can not only detect and give specialists a clear view of the early stages of cancer but can […]
Jermaine, Tito, Jackie and Marlon – four of the globally-reknowned Jackson 5 – were more than happy to scribble their autographs on the guitar during their visit to Hardwick Hall Hotel, in Sedgefield to help raise funds for MvC.
Very pleased to be able to announce that Z-STAR will be appearing at the MvC Weekender on Sat 4th October 2014 to play an acoustic set. Also appearing will be JON ALLEN and his band. More announcements to follow.
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