We are delighted that our charity donation this month is going to Beat:Cancer, a very worthy cause chosen by Associate Consultant, Matthew Simpson.
Beat:Cancer was first formed in 2012, starting off with a small Halloween fundraiser in Peterborough and 100 album copies. Since then, the registered charity has produced eight further CDs and hosted a variety of festivals, club nights, and gigs all over the UK to raise money for their cause. The charity is run entirely by unpaid volunteers with a passion for using music to help beat cancer.
The charity uses electronic music to help get funding to support those affected by cancer and assist research organisations. All the profits are received by not-for-profit benefactors who have been carefully selected in line with the charity’s ethical beliefs. The recipients include research centres that push science to the limit, looking to find cures or improve screening, and treatment centres that are working tirelessly to give sufferers the highest quality care.
Matthew chose this charity as it holds a very personal connection for him. “It has always been important for me to use my platform as a musician and DJ for positive social change,” Matthew said. “Cancer is something that has affected, or will affect, most of us. When I was 16, I underwent treatment to remove two pre-cancerous lumps, which were luckily caught early on. I am incredibly grateful for the work cancer research teams and charities do around the world and want to do my bit to give back in any way I can.
“I have been performing at and promoting the Beat:Cancer events since they began, and I’m grateful Tisski have also extended their support towards the charity.”
If you are interested in learning more about Beat:Cancer and how you can support their cause or attend an event, please visit the Beat:Cancer website.