Northampton transplant family seeks fund-raising help

The Rogers family
The Rogers family

A family from Northampton is hoping someone will help them find a venue for a fundraising concert.

The Rogers family is organising a concert with a Welsh male voice choir to raise money for Cynthia Spencer Hospice and the Harefield Hospital Transplant Team and need the use of a church hall or school theatre and help with the costs.

Graham Rogers said: “On Saturday, September 26, we, as a family, are arranging a concert with the Ynysowen Male Voice Choir (Aberfan & District) to be held in Northampton.

“The choir were formed as a result of the tragic Aberfan school disaster in 1966 and they go all over the country to support other worthwhile concerns. They have long been associated with our fundraising efforts.

“Proceeds will be split between Cynthia Spencer Hospice and the Harefield Hospital Transplant Team.

“Our youngest daughter Hayley is a staff nurse at the hospice, and took part in Strictly Northampton for the hospice, and our eldest daughter Natasha had a double heart and lungs transplant at Harefield Hospital in 2001 and is now enjoying life to the full and taking part in activities that before she could only dream of.

“One of her highlights was in 2013 when she took part in the British Transplant Games in Sheffield.

“Natasha had never been sporty, but being alive thanks to organ donation, meant that she could take part to her own ability and show to others that organ donation can and does work.

“The idea of the concert is for the family to work together for two excellent causes. Each of them needing much needed funds to support the great work being done by both.

“It costs more than £2.4 million to run Cynthia Spencer Hospice, a large part of which comes from the generous support of local companies and individuals throughout the county.”

The family is appealing to companies to help them with the costs of staging and promoting the concert.

Mr Rogers can be contacted on 01604 406431.