Cwmbran’s Rob Crowley took to the stage of the Congress Theatre to record a concert in aid of Tenovus Cancer Care. The restrictions throughout the year have meant that Rob hasn’t been able to perform throughout the community as he would normally do but took the opportunity to support the local charity with a solo concert.
An Evening of Musical Theatre and Easy Listening showcased a wide range of songs including some favourites from musical theatre. The show was streamed online thanks to the theatre’s Virtual Studio.
Rob said: “Tenovus Cancer Care is a charity close to my heart. I lost a dear friend to breast cancer at age 40, she was like a big sister to me and we had so much fun winding each other up. But when the chips were down, we could call each other and put the world to rights. When she lost her battle, I was devastated but I find singing helps in many ways.
“I have sung with many choirs including Tenovus Cancer Care’s Sing with Us Cwmbran choir. The choir is like a family who have shared similar experiences of cancer and they support each through song with their life-long friendships.
“I know times are hard this year, but every pound goes a long way to help those who are in need of support. So, it would be lovely if people could donate and share the video.
“Thank you to everyone for the kind messages and god bless, stay safe and have a peaceful Christmas and Happy New Year to all.”
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Ceri Hill, Regional Fundraising Manager for Tenovus Cancer Care, is grateful for all of Rob’s support this year. She said: “Tenovus Cancer Care would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Rob for holding this concert in support of the charity. Rob also kindly supported us at our first ever Virtual Summer Singalong in July. This year has been so challenging for so many people and we can’t say a big enough thank you to Rob for all his support. Music really does bring people together and his concert is a fantastic way to raise much needed funds for Tenovus Cancer Care.”
Tenovus Cancer Care- supporting people through the pandemic
The charity’s mobile support units are still delivering chemotherapy treatment, their nurse-led support line is still receiving calls and their benefit advisors are still supporting patients with money worries. And their Sing with Us choirs have been bringing people together on Zoom and Facebook Live.
Throughout the pandemic, Tenovus Cancer Care has been answering questions not only from cancer patients, but also people worrying about symptoms, concerned about how the current situation may impact them.
The nurses on their Freephone support line are available every day, not only to help cancer patients but also their loved ones – and anyone with a question about cancer.
To find out more call the Tenovus Cancer Care free Support Line on 0808 808 1010 or visit their website.