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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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Its amazing to be able to announce that a great friend of MUSICvCANCER VINCE FREEMAN will be presenting MvC Cheltenham ‘The Greatest Show’ on 9th November 2018 initially raising funds for Sue Ryder Hospice in memory of his good friend […]
The ever faithful Ambassadors to MvC return to support Citrus Heights. The event line up was kindly recommended by Joe and David and will prove to be a setting send off for the last Live Sessions at The Grand Hartlepool.
DUE TO CLOSE FAMILY BEREAVEMENTS THE LAUNCH HAS BEEN PUT ON HOLD. I WILL BE BACK WITH LAUNCH DETAILS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BUT THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND PATIENCE DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. TONY LARKIN – MAY 2022 […]
What a fantastic achievement! The inaugural MvC coast2coast was completed over two days covering approximately 150 miles by Adam Larkin, Louis Head, Peter Youll, Glen Reynolds and Jay Corbett. Special thanks go to Adam who planned the event to help support […]
MvC is proud to announce that the 2nd MvC event at the superb Daffodil, Cheltenham organised and hosted by Vince Freeman raised over £9,000 with the London Community Gospel Choir headlining a memorable night. Watch this space for details.
Received a fantastic donation this week from a New York music artist whom has been following and supporting MUSICvCANCER since the very beginning. She kindly made the large donation in memory of two close family members but wishes to remain […]
We have a few recordings from some of our live sessions up on youtube. Feel free to have a flick through them and catch up on some of the performances.
We'll continue to add to this playlist as qw go on so go ahead and subscribe to us via youtube to make sure you don't miss out!
Below you can also find some of our favourite photos provided by a number of talented professionals for MVC.
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