Doing It For Daniel Concert
We are excited to share with you the details of the Doing It For Daniel Charity Concert in aid of Funding Neuro which will air later this month.
The senior pupils and music staff have been working very hard behind the scenes for months to bring you a fantastic pay per view music concert for all the family to enjoy. The concert, which will air online on Thursday, May 27th @ 7pm, features tracks from the 1980s to the current day and our fundraising efforts have been backed by some high-profile international music/pop/rock artists who make cameo appearances during the show.
Our pupils have enjoyed the experience of being in the recording studio and filming their performances – it was one of the biggest extra-curricular events to take place since Lockdown began. The Covid restrictions did impact on the production of the concert with multiple film recordings needed to ensure social distancing and safety. Thank you to the University of the West of Scotland film and media production students who gave up their weekend to come in and film our pupil performances. Their editing expertise will be evident as soon as you sit down to enjoy the performances.
The school chose Funding Neuro as its session 2020/21 charity after S6 pupil Daniel was diagnosed with a DIPG tumour in May last year. Very sadly Daniel passed away in December. Throughout the entire process Daniel has very much been in our thoughts. His friends and classmates, even those who are not musical, feature in the concert. Please tune in and listen to what they have to say.
Funding Neuro hopes to run a treatment trial led by Professor Gill for 18 children with DIPG tumours within the next 18 months. which will offer hope to families. The trial costs £2.5m and the charity has already raised £2m. There is currently no cure for DIPG. Much of childhood cancer research is funded by charities so your support is vital, particularly so during Lockdown when many of their usual fundraising activities have been curtailed by Covid.
The concert is a great whole family event and the household ticket price is £20. There is a small platform hosting fee but all profits will go to Funding Neuro.