MAGGIE'S CHARLIE BEAR SPONSORSHIP
2nd August 2012
Maggie Ross is a singer , based in the Northeast of England, who has had a lengthy musical career in a range of genres and currently fronts her own blues band. www.maggierossband.com
In 1978 the Charlie Bear for Cancer Care Appeal was launched by Daisy Clarke MBE in memory of her husband, Charlie. Its aim was to raise £1,000,000 to buy and maintain the very first CT scanner for the area. As part of the fundraising effort, a song “Come On In” was written by local composer/musician, Mike Bersin, and Maggie was asked to record it! Sales of the single helped to achieve that £1,000,000 target.
Recently Maggie was diagnosed with terminal lung and brain cancer, with life expectancy of 3-4 months and referred to the Northern Cancer Centre at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne for palliative radiotherapy treatment. She was delighted to discover that at this cutting edge facility for Northeast cancer care is Charlie Bear! www.charliebearappeal.org Currently, there is a new goal to raise £3,000,000 for specialised cybersurgery equipment, and Maggie very much wants to be a part of this campaign too.
Maggie has lived a colourful and interesting life and is passionate about her work in drama and music. Over the years she has met some wonderful, talented people and plans to reconnect and reminisce good times by hosting a party on Thurs. Aug. 23rd at Washington Gardeners Club, NE37 3AB. It will be an entertainment filled event, with live music provided by numerous singers and musicians, as well as Maggie’s own band.
And so...... an opportunity to raise funds for Charlie Bear! The private party is now open to anyone and everyone who would like to help provide top class cancer treatment for cancer sufferers of the Northeast. Come along and enjoy a terrific night of entertainment with buffet, but do come prepared to dip deep into those pockets!
Buy tickets for the huge range of prizes donated by local people and businesses.
Buy Maggie’s new album “Don’t Mess With Me” (all songs written by her)
Fill the collection tins available on the night
Maybe do a little private fundraising before the event.
In the words of the original song.....
“Come on in to the wonderful world of Charlie Bear.”
Don't Mess With Me
I Will Wait
I'm Giving Up On You
I Can't Stand It
Ain't Got The Blues No More
More Heartaches Than Happiness
April 3rd 2012
Many thanks to Paul Jones for playing "Misfigured", a track from the album on his radio show last night. You can catch it on BBC iPlayer until 9th. He gave a terrific plug for the 1st Northern Rock n Blues Festival on Good Friday - and had this to say about us.......
" that was the Maggie Ross Band - they're completely new to me until I received the album recently. The album is called "Don't Mess With Me" and y'know ...... the lady can certainly sing ..... she really belts 'em out! She can also do the more subtle kinda stuff too!"