Fundraiser Kirsty Moore, 26 from Weston-super-Mare, will host – a live music event – on Saturday 23rd May to raise funds for Weston Hospicecare.
Kirsty has first hand experience of the charity as her mum, Lisa Osborne, 48, is currently a patient at the Uphill-based charity. Lisa attends their Day Hospice sessions each week as part of the free care the Hospice provides to her and the family.
Kirsty said of her mother’s illness: “Mum was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2006. After having a mastectomy and chemo treatment we were given the all clear, but in May 2014 we received the shocking news that mum’s cancer had returned. This time it had spread to her lung and bones which meant it had become terminal. We want to make every moment count with mum as we are unsure of how long we have left with her.”
With such close links, Kirsty knows how vital it is that people make donations to the local charity and is putting on the concert so she can support the organisation that has been caring for her family since 2014.
“We have been so grateful for the Hospice; the nurses there and the support they have given to us. It’s an incredibly difficult time and to have such a calm and reassuring influence in your life at a time like that is invaluable. Of course, it does cost money to provide the free care so we wanted to put our experience and musical links to good use and put on a concert to raise cash.”
The event will be held at Hornets Rugby Club, where Kirsty’s brother Jack Osborne plays for the youth COLTS team, from 6pm till late on 23rd May.
Local band The Six Machine will headline with support from Des Henly’s Singers & Strummers. Gig goers will also be able to win top prizes in the raffle and bid for exclusive items in an auction to raise even more funds for Hospicecare. Refreshments will be available all night as well.
“We have had fantastic interest already. Our Facebook page has notched up 100 likes in just a week so we’re really positive that the evening will be a huge success. For many it’s an added bonus that they will be supporting such a worthwhile cause whilst having a great night out.”
Tickets are now on sale at the Hornets Rugby club, Weston Hospicecare in Uphill and by emailing