Chester-based solicitors Russell and Russell are getting behind the fundraising efforts of Rod Alexander who is raising cash for a cancer charity.
Rod’s Money for Myeloma concert will be held at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on Saturday, June 20.
Lead singer of Del Amitri, Justin Currie, will be the headline act, supported by The Reads who list Adrian Childs and Janice Long as fans. Other acts performing on the night are MoCo; Rod’s own band-Poor Misguided Fools; singer songwriter Sophie de Winter and the Rock Choir.
Multiple myeloma is a rare, incurable cancer of the blood plasma cells found in bone marrow. It causes cells to multiply uncontrollably and in numerous places around the body, leading to bone and kidney damage and reduces immunity.
Not diagnosed with the condition until 2013, for Rod, it was too late to avoid extensive, irreversible bone damage. Determined to raise awareness of the disease, and to prevent others from suffering the level of bone damage he did before receiving treatment, he’s set his sights on fund raising for Myeloma UK. With the help of his community, friends and business supporters, including Russell and Russell Solicitors, he has so far raised over £17,000.
Not content to rest on his laurels, however, Rod will also be hosting Rod’s Money for Myeloma Bike Ride from Chepstow to Chester between June 10-13. To date, over 30 people have pledged to get on their bike and follow the Welsh border, climbing over 20,000 feet during the 240 mile challenge.
Tickets for the Justin Currie and Friends for Myeloma UK concert can be purchased at www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk or by phone on 0161 907 9000.
Anyone interested in joining the Rod’s Money for Myeloma bike ride can sign up by contacting Bob Hill on Bob.Hill@icca-ets.com. For armchair enthusiasts, donations can be made on https:// www.justgiving.com/teams/Rods-Money-Peloton
To donate to Rod’s appeal, visit www.rodsmoneyformyeloma.co.uk . Follow his progress on Facebook at facebook.com/Rods Money for Myeloma or on Twitter @ForRods