Investec James Bond Concert raises over £12,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust Guernsey Appeal

June 18th, 2013 by Investec Bank Channel Islands Limited

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Martine Ellis singing ‘Diamonds are Forever’ at the James Bond Concert in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust Guernsey Appeal at St James Concert and Assembly Hall in St Peter Port (click image to expand – image by Chris Tostevin Hall (Photo Toasty) – courtesy of Investec Specialist Bank (CI) Ltd.)

The Investec James Bond Concert raised more than £12,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust Guernsey Appeal.

Performers from across the Bailiwick of Guernsey came together for the 007-themed event at St James Concert and Assembly Hall, which marked the 50th anniversary of James Bond films.

“We are thrilled with the support the public has given this event,” said Stephen Henry, head of Investec Bank (Channel Islands) Limited.

Last year’s Teenage Cancer Trust ball raised £42,000, which was fantastic, and to top that by a further £12,000 is just outstanding,” he said.

“Investec is delighted to have been able to support the Teenage Cancer Trust Guernsey Appeal for a third year to help fund the build and running of the unit for teenagers and young adults with cancer at Southampton General Hospital,” Mr Henry said.

Members of the public enjoyed a range of show-stopping performances from Diamonds are Forever, Goldfinger and Skyfall, in tribute to Ian Fleming’s 007 featuring local soloists, a choir and an orchestra.

A matinee performance also took place on Sunday 16 June 2013, at which Investec provided transport and 30 tickets for elderly residents in the community.

“At Investec we believe in supporting the community and making, where possible, the activities we sponsor available to those who may not have the opportunity to attend an event such as Investec James Bond Concert for Teenage Cancer Trust Guernsey,” Mr Henry said.

Since its launch three years ago the Teenage Cancer Trust Guernsey branch has raised £300,000.

In July 2012, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust approved the cancer unit designed by Teenage Cancer Trust.

Cancer patients aged between 16 and 24 living in the Channel Islands, Hampshire, Dorset, South Wiltshire, Isle of Wight and parts of West Sussex will be treated at the 10-bed facility.

The unit is set to open at the end of the summer this year and will house six en suite inpatient bedrooms so that family and friends can also stay over.

Roanne Sanchez sings and Richard Lean plays guitar at the Investec James Bond concert in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust Guernsey Appeal (click image to expand - image courtesy of Investec)

Roanne Sanchez sings and Richard Lean plays guitar at the Investec James Bond concert in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust Guernsey Appeal (click image to expand – image by Chris Tostevin-Hall (Photo Toasty) – courtesy of Investec Specialist Bank (CI) Ltd.)

There will also be four-day care spaces, social and recreation areas with a kitchen and dining area plus a parent/family sitting room, which has now been incorporated into the revised plans.

So that the particular needs of teenagers and young adults are met, a group of former and current young cancer patients is working with the hospital architect to advise on the design and colour themes and what furniture and entertainment equipment should be included.

Once open, the Southampton Teenage Cancer Trust unit will complement the 21 other specialist units the charity has built in NHS hospitals across the UK since 1990.

“Having raised more than £12,000 at the Investec James Bond Concert we are extremely grateful to the bank for supporting this year’s annual fundraiser and the previous two, which have helped the Teenage Cancer Trust Guernsey Appeal raise much-needed funds to go towards the build of the new facility in Southampton, which youngsters from the Channel Islands will have much-needed access to,” said Anne Ruddy of Teenage Cancer Trust Guernsey.

 

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