DRUMMERS are being invited to make some noise in a live radio event raising money for a blood cancer charity.
Musician Danny Adams, 27, who presents a show on Weymouth and Portland’s community radio station Air FM, decided to host the awareness and fundraising event after getting back in touch with a friend.
Mr Adams recently heard from his friend and Tripod band drummer Grant Holford, 26, who has been diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukaemia, together with a rare condition called Philadelphia Chromo-some Disorder meaning he will need a bone marrow transplant.
Local musicians are now rallying round to support Grant with a live radio event on Monday, February 17, at the Air 107.2FM studios in Weymouth.
Live donations will be encouraged on the show and money raised will go towards Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research - a charity solely dedicated to research into blood cancer.
Mr Adams said: “Grant contacted me during my show encouraging me to share a link to raise awareness of blood cancer. I wanted to do more than that and decided to host this fundraising event live on my rock show.
“I have known Grant for a long time; he was in the year below my sister at school and I knew the local drumming community would get involved to help. If you know Grant or like the idea of the event please do come along and help support us.”
The event will be live from 8pm until 10pm; the normal time slot of Danny’s radio rock show.
Stuart Lees, South West fundraising manager for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, said: “We’re constantly inspired by the stories of those fundraising for us and the dedication of our supporters.
“This event sounds like it’s going to be fantastic and we wish the drummers all the best with it. Every penny raised for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research will help us in our mission to beat blood cancer.”
More than 20 drummers are expected so far to play a version of Cozy Powell’s classic Dance with the Devil.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or to donate visit justgiving.com/ drummersunite