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StemCellScousers Christmas Concert Tickets On Sale Now

THE StemCellScousers was formed in 2015 by Kevin Dunne, his wife Mary, his brother Tony and son Christopher after the Anthony Nolan Charity found Mary the ONLY matching Stem Cell Donor in the World. Mary had her Life Saving Stem Cell Transplant in September 2014 which cured her very aggressive Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Mary had a very late diagnosis, because back then GP’s were generally not aware that Flu like symptoms could also be those of Blood Cancer.

Mary’s Bone Marrow was 70% Leukaemia before the GP ordered that all important “Blood Test.” Within days of that test Mary was admitted to hospital for a blood and Platelet transfusions, a Bone Marrow Biopsy and to start Chemotherapy. Kevin Dunne said:- "We Never expected she would be in hospital for the next 6 weeks for the 1st round of some very intensive treatment which included 3 Blood and Platelet Transfusions every week. The treatment was 4 Rounds of Chemotherapy followed by a StemCell Transplant. The whole process took 7 months and then followed 6 months of 3 or 4 visits per week to the Transplant Day Unit, for constant monitoring including more Blood and Platelet Transfusions."

Kevin and his family acknowledged they owed a huge debt of gratitude to the amazing lady Donor in the USA, to the Anthony Nolan Charity for finding her. And the Leukaemia Care Charity’s Liverpool Support Group who supported us through a very challenging journey. In May 2015 Kevin and Mary decided they needed to give Something Back. Along with family and other transplant patients StemCellScousers was born, and they began working with the Anthony Nolan and Leukaemia Care charities to raise awareness of the massive worldwide shortage of Stem Cell Donors and the need to educate GP’s:- “Could This Be Blood Cancer” Shall I do a Blood Test?

To date StemCellScousers and their supporters have donated:- £43,850.00 to the Anthony Nolan and fundraised for other:- Blood Cancer Charities and the Royal Liverpool Hospitals, taking their fundraising total to £59,644.00.

Now with the help of some very talented well known local musicians StemCellScousers are holding a Christmas Concert on Thursday 1 December 2022, at the Gild Hll, on Church Road, Formby, Merseyside.

Doors open:- 7pm. Music commences:- 7.30pm, with performances from:- Formby UKE3A, The Wanderers (Southport) , Folk Routes, and Heart Strings.

Advance tickets are just:- £5. and are available from the Gild Hall, by calling:- Eileen, on:- 07970720967, or emailing Kevin:- KevinDunne2@GoogleMail.Com or Pat:- PatHarwood51@Gmail.Com. Also there are fabulous raffle prizes, with tickets on sale for just:- £5 per strip, on the night.

All profits will be donated to the Anthony Nolan Charity. It costs:- £40 to add just 1 new donor to the register. Currently there are 2000 patients, within the UK, searching for a LifeSaving Donor.

Don't miss the Southport Charity Christmas Parade 2022

THIS year's Southport Charity Christmas Parade takes place on Sunday, 4 December 2022. The parade is a fantastic festive event, which brings everyone together and gives so much support to children's organisations across the Region. The parade is now the biggest Christmas event for Southport due to no Christmas Light Switch On in the Town Centre, and is also 1 of the biggest festive vehicle parades in the UK. The event is collecting toys to families in need and children's Organisations around the North West, as well as spreading Christmas Cheer to you all. Plus this year will see collection buckets being used to help towards getting more presents, as the floats and in their vehicles progress along the route. We are also told that their will be a list of special guests, who will be on floats and in their vehicles for the duration of the parade. More to be announced soon. You won't want to miss it this year, follow the event's Facebook Page.

The parade will follow the following route, starting at 4pm:-

     Leaving Shore Road

     Kenilworth Road

     Left onto Liverpool Road (A565)

     Past Ainsdale Village

     Continuing On Liverpool Road (A565)

     Left Onto Waterloo road past Royal Birkdale

     Left Onto Selworthy Road

     Lancaster Road Joining to Lulworth Road

     Lord St West,

     Left Onto Duke Street Onto Victoria Way

     Right onto The Esplanade Onto Southport Promenade

     Upto The Lakeside Inn (Smallest Pub)

     Then back along Southport Promenade and the Esplanade

     Ending at Southport Pleasureland.

For those taking part, the toy donations will be taken on arrival / entrance of the staging point, Pontins, in Ainsdale.

We will put some locations that you will be able to get a good viewing spot of this years parade within next week's issue.


If you have not see what it is like before, you can see our footage that was shot in 2021, bellow:-


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