Welsh rocker and cancer patient Mike Peters recently launched a significant fundraising appeal to enhance cancer care across North Wales with a ‘Big Busk’ in each of North Wales’ 3 biggest hospitals.
Peters, from Dyserth, Denbighshire, was joined by local choirs and school pupils, as well as patients and healthcare staff for the launch of the ‘By Your Side’ (Wrth Dy Ochr) appeal.
The grand finale for Mike’s triumphant busking day, featured performances from Cantorion Rhos mixed adult choir and music students from JohnSummersHigh School at the WrexhamMaelorHospital.
Ironically, Cantorion Rhos were already accostamed to this type of fundraising initiative having partnered with NatWest in Wrexham earlier in the year, showcasing their very own busk to local passers by and NatWest customers.
Choir Secretary, David Pearce said:
“We wanted to give something back to the Shooting Star Unit with many members of the choir having experienced first hand the remarkable care they have provided for loved ones. We decided to use our singing talent to raise money and managed to collect £350 during our session.”
Pam Sheemar, NatWest manager added:
“The choir created a lovely atmosphere and thorough enjoyment for our customers and staff members. We pride ourselves in being active and supportive within our community and were thrilled to be able to offer some match funding towards the choirs fundraising efforts.”
Following their performance with Alarm front man and current cancer patient, Mike Peters personally congratulated them and NatWest for their support in raising £600 for their local Shooting Star cancer unit.
Cantorion Rhos plan to continue their fundraising effort and already have another busk planned within NatWest on the 6th and 20th December 2014.