Woman organises Dereham concert in sister’s honour

Violinist Alex Herring is organising a charity music night at the Cherry Tree pub in Dereham. Pictur

Violinist Alex Herring is organising a charity music night at the Cherry Tree pub in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

A violinist has brought together her musician friends for a charity concert in Dereham in honour of her terminally ill half-sister.

Alex Herring, 23, has organised the gig to support The Eve Appeal after her half-sister Louise Wisson decided to stop having chemotherapy treatment for cervical cancer.

Ms Wisson has raised more than £50,000 for cancer charities over a number of years and is aiming to reach £100,000.

Miss Herring, who lives in Cranworth, wanted to help her reach that target and so pulled together bands and musicians for a fundraising event.

She said: 'I wanted to help out my sister at a time when she has had to be very brave and she has been completely inspirational as well as to help a good cause.

'I'm playing in a few of the acts who will be playing.

'I'm hoping everyone will have a good time and will reach into their pockets for the charity.

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'Cancer is a disease that doesn't just affect one person, it affects those around them as well.

'If this can be turned to a positive then that is a good thing.'

The Eve Appeal helps to fund the research of the Department of Women's Cancer based at University College London (UCL).

Miss Herring said: 'The Eve Appeal raises mainly for important research into gynaecological cancers and raises awareness for them.

'Gynaecological cancers are relatively unknown especially compared to things like breast cancer.'

Bands and artists who will be performing are Farlanders, local folk band Longshore Drift, acoustic soloist Lisa Boyle, Stevie Westwood, frontman of local band Bad Touch, soul-singer Skarlet Reign and many more.

The event takes place on Friday, March 4, from 5pm until late.

There will also be a raffle and drinks offers.

To donate to the appeal visit http://www.justgiving.com/teams/LouiseWissonBlog

Are you doing something for a cause close to your heart? Write to doug.faulkner@archant.co.uk

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