Concert for Maggie's cancer charity, Liscard 2015


undefinedThere will be a fund-raising concert of light classical music at St Mary's church, Liscard, Wallasey, Wirral on Saturday 12 September, starting at 7.30pm. It will raise funds for Maggie's a charity which offers free practical, emotional and social support for those being treated for cancer.

Maggie's support aims to be ‘unconditional, non-institutional, and therefore all the more effective’.

The idea for the charity concert came from St Mary’s Vicar the Revd Andrew Mannings, who received help from Maggie’s a short time ago while being treated for bowel cancer. Andrew had a six-hour operation at Wirral's Arrowe Park Hospital. A course of preventative chemotherapy was recommended but that had to be ended prematurely because an unwanted side effect in Andrew’s case was heart damage. He is now recovering well, however.

Andrew says that throughout the dark journey of his illness “there was one bright shining light, and that light was offered by Maggie's”.

Maggie’s was founded in 1996 by Maggie Keswick and her architect husband Charles Jencks. It’s a registered charity with centres throughout the country, including one at the Clatterbridge cancer centre on Wirral.

Andrew says he wants to “put something back” in response to the help he received from Maggie’s.

The concert at the church will feature performances from SingMe Merseyside Choir, the organist Paul Broadhurst (our DAC Secretary), and St Mary's own classical guitarist, Rob Hales. There will be cheese and wine in the interval. The ticket price of £5 includes a first glass of wine. Every penny raised will go directly to support the work of Maggie's at Clatterbridge.

Tickets are available from St Mary's Vicarage, 107 Manor Road, Liscard, from St Mary's church on Sundays, and also from Maggie's at Clatterbridge.

Andrew hopes that many folk will come to enjoy an evening of music, fine wine and cheese in order to raise funds to support the vital work of the charity.


Pictured above ... the SingMe choir, which will perform at St Mary's