My heart sank when I saw that singer songwriter, Amy Macdonald, was playing my home town of Reading this November. Her date is on the fireworks weekend and I shall be looking after my dog, who comes first with all the loud noise that comes with it. However, she is also playing Guildford on the tour, which is not too far from home. I have bought a ticket for the show, and I've also been in touch with her management. Although a meeting with her is unlikely, they are going to try and organise a photo pass for the gig, and to find out about the first record that she bought. This will allow me to get a great shot of Amy performing, so it's another great addition to The Record, which is the fundraising book I am currently putting together to raise funds for the Beating Bowel Cancer charity.
Bowel cancer is the second highest cancer killer in the UK claiming 16,000 lives each year. However it is also one of the most treatable cancers if caught early with a 90% success rate. My Mum was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2012, and fought this awful illness hard for over 4 years before passing away in August, 2016, a week after her 80th birthday. As well as raising funds, the book will help raise awareness about bowel cancer, which is key to reducing the amount people who pass away each year.