All that jazz raises all that cash in aid of myeloma char­ity

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A JAZZ af­ter­noon in South­port has raised £1,000 for a can­cer char­ity.

Mem­bers of the West Lan­cashire and Mersey­side myeloma sup­port group held the mu­si­cal fundraiser on Satur­day, Septem­ber 30 to raise funds for the can­cer char­ity Myeloma UK.

The event which was held at All Saints Church Hall South­port, at­tracted more than 70 peo­ple who were en­ter­tained by the Mark Lewis Quin­tet, with in­ter­val re­fresh­ments.

A spokesper­son for the sup­port group said: “The group meets once a month in South­port and is a great op­por­tu­nity to meet pa­tients, fam­ily mem­bers and car­ers in an in­for­mal and friendly en­vi­ron­ment and to learn more about liv­ing with myeloma which is a can­cer of the bone mar­row.

“The funds will help Myeloma UK to raise aware­ness among lo­cal GPs and nurses of myeloma which has one of the high­est rates of de­lay in di­ag­no­sis.

“Myeloma UK is the only or­gan­i­sa­tion in the UK deal­ing ex­clu­sively with myeloma.

“It helps myeloma pa­tients live longer and with a bet­ter qual­ity of life by ac­cel­er­at­ing the dis­cov­ery, de­vel­op­ment and ac­cess to new treat­ments, while help­ing pa­tients and their fam­i­lies cope with ev­ery­thing a di­ag­no­sis brings.”

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