My name is William Ross and I am 19 years old. My sister, Emily (20 years old), and I are filmmakers, musicians and photographers from Grantham. Me, Emily and all my friends – Alex, Jordan and Jack – set up The GET BETTER Campaign to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
We want to raise money because my friend, John, was diagnosed with cancer. He is one of our best friends and we all want to help. John is only 18 and has been diagnosed with testicular cancer. He has already had an operation and has started chemotherapy and I feel that supporting this campaign will help him in his fight to stay well. However, this campaign is not just about John. We would like to support everyone who has cancer and those people who have been affected by it.
The GET BETTER Campaign is named after a song called Get Better that we will record and perform for the cause.
We have a lot of ideas and my plan is to organise several fundraising activities/days. We are hoping to involve as many people as possible from the local and wider communities, as well as my family and friends.
Some of the activities that we plan to do are (in no particular order):
- Recording, performing and making a video of the song Get Better
- Hair shaving
- Big Busking event and busking
- Campaign Camping
- Organising and running a fun-run
- Live music concert on Google Hangout
- Sponsored mountain climb with guitars
- Selling merchandise. To buy a The Get Better Campaign wristband, please click here.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story.
I have set up a JustGiving page and you can check it out here https://www.justgiving.com/getbettercampaign.
Any donations are very much appreciated and a little definitely goes a long way!
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William Ross, Emily Ross, Alex Jordan, Jordan King, Jack Critchley and all The Get Better Campaign Team