Our wonderful blogger and supporter, Malcolm, who is living with a terminal oesophageal cancer diagnosis, is a man of many talents, not only can he build you a roof and cook you an amazing meal, he is also a keen musician and is pictured here in the centre, alongside professional folk musicians Geoff Lakeman and Rob Murch. 

Malcolm arranged a charity event on Saturday where Rob and Geoff entertained fifty ticket holders at local pub, The Welcome Stranger in Kimpton, run by friends Dave and Denise Smith.  Dave and Denise provided a fantastic venue for the gig and generously donated themselves, tickets were sold in aid of HCUK and Geoff and Rob kindly donated their time and wonderful talent. 

A raffle saw incredible donations from local businesses as well as Malcolm’s talented friends including wildlife artist Robin Armstrong, The White Horse in Thruxton, Andover Golf Club and The Petal Boutique in Weyhill. 

Many other kind friends donated prizes and contributed to the success of the evening by organising and donating to the raffle and providing sound support for the musicians.  The event was thoroughly enjoyed by all and raised a phenomenal £735 to support our work at Heartburn Cancer UK. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Malcolm and all those mentioned for their ongoing support in raising awareness of the early signs of oesophageal cancer and in supporting us to work towards more early diagnosis and better outcomes.  Malcolm’s determination, joy and desire to help others continue to provide an inspiration to us all.  You can read more about his journey in his blog.