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Chords Crush Cancer - February 5 2022
20 Nov 2021
by Cathy Block

Organiser Mark Fielden

After a year off due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Chords Crush Cancer returns for its 6th event on February 5 2022 at The Inn On The Green in Radbrook, Shrewsbury.

The event was launched initially as a one-off evening back in 2016 to raise money for Lingen Davies Cancer Fund after the organiser Mark Fielden found out that his mother was suffering from cancer. The first event raised £1107 and proved so popular that it was decided to make it an annual event in February to tie in with World Cancer Day.

Since 2016, Chords Crush Cancer has gone on to raise over £10,000 and was recognised with an award from the charity in October 2021 at their annual awards evening. The event has really grown in stature and has received significant support from celebrities over the years. Organiser Mark remembers the day Chris Ramsey slide into his DM's fondly and also when comedian Carl Hutchinson invited him backstage at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury and even wore a CCC T-Shirt on stage during his comedy show that evening. Meeting Kojo from BGT and also getting the signed goalkeeper gloves from Manchester United star Dean Henderson is also high on the rankings.

Planning for Chords Crush Cancer 6 started way back in May and has attracted some fantastic support from local and national companies as well as some famous names such as comedians Carl Hutchison, Lost Voice Guy, as well as music legends Bryan Adams, Sir Tom Jones, Jess Glynn, artist Terry Kneeshaw and darting superstar Phil Taylor, as well as lots of local Shrewsbury and Shropshire businesses.

The event itself comprises live music, a raffle and an auction - Free Entry on the night from 7 pm. It will also feature an up-close magician and a caricaturist.

Just some of the prizes on offer:

Camp Bestival tickets - worth up to £940
£299 Pizza Oven from Ooni
In It Together Festival 2022 tickets - Face value £259
Signed Trent Rockets cricket bat and shirt - From the inaugural The Hundred competition.
Joel Dommett 2022 tickets.
Oktoberfest 2022 tickets.
Harry Potter - Warner Bros Studio Tour London
Paul Merton and Chums 2022 tickets
iFly Manchester - Indoor Skydiving
Framed hand-signed Phil 'The Power' Taylor darts shirt.

Links:

Facebook: @chordscrushcancer
Instagram: @chordscrushcancer
Twitter: @ChordsCrush
Just Giving: justgiving.com/chordscrushcancer6