The ” C ” word, the “oh no he/she hasn’t got IT Have they ” so many other expressions that people use when Cancer first hits them in their life and affects either them, or some one that they Know .
I make no apology for the number of links in this post or the lack of Pretty pictures , There are a lot of things I want to draw attention to, Its Not easy as I’m not going to name the people that have been affected by this. That wouldn’t be right , I will send them a link out, they can do with it what they will.
I consider myself to be a generally lucky sort of fella, I personally ( to date ) have not had to deal with ” the big C ” in my own Direct Family. But as any one who knows “oldmanleslie” will be aware, I lost an uncle to cancer who was one of the nicest men, in fact the nicest Gentleman you could hope to meet.
I lost a very dear friend of mine & the family who was taken far too early , and I now have a friend of the family recently Diagnosed. I have seen the effect on my Folks when their friends have gone. Basically I think that cancer , There, i used the word…. cancer,cancer,cancer,cancer,cancer absolutely Sucks, it wrecks lives and leaves a very hard to shift slice in peoples lives.
So any chance to do something that raises awareness,funds,and may possibly reduce the chance of even 1 person having to go through the ringer has top be a good thing. And this is where the parts of my life all came together and resulted in me Blogging about an amazing Charity that needs awareness. I drum with Celebrationsamba we are based in Worthing on the south coast of the UK . we are a few years old and we are growing in presence, Numbers and where we perform. We are on the up. How easy a choice was it when we were asked to play at a local event for cancerwise ..
Obviously a “NO Charge ” gig that we hope be asked to play each year.
So why blog about a gig……….. because i have never seen so many people in one place all there for the same reason , having a quintessentially English Fair , on st Georges day, with the sun shining, by the sea. Having a cuppa & a cake and chatting to friends. A great day, not super dynamic, Not internationally attended by ” A ” listers . but a brilliant day , raising awareness and Money for a great cause, I’m not asking you to donate, you can do that here if you want
I wont link out to a friends “event ” that she is doing in memory of a dear friend of ours ” I would just leave you with the thought that if some one asks you to step up and help them ” for charity” there is so much more that you can do than put pennies in a pot.
And yes, for those that know, i hope our old mate was up there some where having a chuckle at me hitting all the wrong steps trying to dance