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Music Festival a thank you for friends

A group of charitable musicians are organizing 24 hours of live music to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Sadie Fleming, Rebecca Cullen and Lindsay Bullamore planned the event after their friend was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 25.

The Bristol Macmillathon will be held at three venues. As well as raising money for charity, the event will also celebrate the end of their friend’s chemotherapy treatment.

More that 40 Bristol musicians will play at The Spring Gardens, Marlows Cellar Bar and The Hatchet Inn in Frogmore Street for a total of 24 hours from Friday until Sunday.

The event will be free to attend and money will be raised through games, raffles and other entertainment.

They are hoping to raise £2,400 for Macmillan.

Keyboard player and singer Ms Fleming said: “Our friend was diagnosed with breast cancer just before Christmas when she was just 25, which is not something you expect to happen.

“For the last couple of months we wanted to do something constructive to raise awareness and raise some money for Macmillan because they have been amazing for us.

“All three of us are musicians and thought about doing a 24-hour gig but licensing made that difficult so we have spread it out over the weekend.

“We wanted it to be the best of Bristol and a really fun event.

“We want this to be a big celebration for the end of our friend’s chemotherapy while raising money to say thank-you to Macmillan.

“It is going to be an amazing weekend of live music to celebrate the Bristol community atmosphere.”

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