Sunflowers Choir get their XFactor moment


Sunflowers Choir

Sunflowers Choir

Sunflowers Cancer support centre in Aigburth had their own bit of X Factor last week when they were asked to  sing at a civic ceremony at Liverpool Town Hall in front of 150 civic dignitaries and distinguished guests from the fields of Health and Cancer Research and many other areas . Guests included the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Harpal Kumar, CEO of Cancer Research UK and Deputy Leader of the Council Roz Gladden. Local celebrity Amanda Harrington also came along to add a touch of sparkle.

The  ceremony was in honour of  Liverpool Cancer Research UK Centre being presented Freedom of The City of Liverpool. The Choir sang, “here comes the Sun,” by George Harrison. Sunflowers were  chosen to sing because of their close relationship with Liverpool Cancer Research UK Centre, working with Local Engagement Manager Emma Squibb on a number of projects within the community,

“I was delighted that the Choir from Sunflowers were able to perform at the event, which at the end of the day was about the joint effort we are all making in Liverpool, to fight cancer. The evening was about the positive impact we are making so it was only right that we should have a choir of cancer survivors singing such a hopeful song. Everyone thought they were fab, and a massive thank you from me to Alison and everyone who took part.”

March is Brain Tumour Awareness Month

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Brain Tumour UK

Brain Tumour UK

Brain Tumour UK is the leading, caring charity committed to fighting brain tumours. Our personalised support is available online, on the phone, by email and through support groups. Our scientific research improves the quality of life for brain tumour patients and identifies better treatments. We raise awareness to change things for the better, for everyone affected by a brain tumour.

Did you know that each year in the UK, we estimate that up to 16000 people are diagnosed with a Primary Brain Tumour and up to 32000 people are diagnosed with a Secondary Brain Tumour?

To support anyone affected by a brain tumour we, alongside a number of other charities are promoting a ‘Manifesto for Everyone Affected by a Brian Tumour’.

The manifesto calls on Governments throughout the UK to work in partnership with us all to ensure early diagnosis and treatment, to implement the best practice guidance  for treating people with brain and CNS tumours and to significantly increase government investment in brain tumour research.  You can support this by writing to your MP. Check this out at

During 2011 Brain Tumour UK assisted over 500 people in the North and Midlands. We developed a number of support groups and also provided information and support on an individual basis. We offered support via our National Helpline, our on-line community, and by text messaging with our new service for the under 25’s. You can find out more about our support and information services by checking out our website

To check out what is available locally contact Sue Wreglesworth, Development Coordinator for the North and Midlands :

Mobile telephone number  :  0771 7175 2636