Cancer Support benefits from Cobo balcony gigs benefit

MUSIC lovers at a recent Cobo Bay Hotel balcony gig raised more than £1,200 for Guernsey Cancer Support.

The Rubix playing at May’s Cobo balcony gig. (Picture by Andrew Le Poidevin, 29815050)
The Rubix playing at May’s Cobo balcony gig. (Picture by Andrew Le Poidevin, 29815050)

GCS is the 2021 chosen charity of event sponsor JT and it will be the beneficiary of a number of gigs.

JT has supported Guernsey Cancer Support both operationally as a charity and donated a number of roaming devices and sim cards for members to use when travelling off-island for treatment.

‘We were absolutely thrilled to have had the opportunity to not only raise awareness of our services but also much-needed funds,’ said GCS chairwoman Gill Syvret-Berboda.

‘Our charity is made up of volunteers and supports not only people with cancer but also their loved ones, so being part of such a wonderful event that brings the community together is in keeping with our own values. It was incredibly humbling to see so much support from the Guernsey community.

‘It’s been a super start to our partnership, for small charities like us this is an amazing opportunity and we’re really looking forward to working with the team at JT on many other initiatives.’

GCS relies solely on fundraising events and the generosity of the public and corporate partners.

All funds raised are used on-island to help those with cancer and their families access community and emotional support, information, and wellbeing advice.

JT deputy managing director Tamara O’Brien said: ‘For us, being part of community events and groups that make a tangible difference is at the very core of who we are.’

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