Talent show for cancer

A charity which helps young people fight cancer is appealing to Eastbourne schools and colleges to showcase their students’ musical talents while raising cash for a specialist treatment unit.

The Teenage Cancer Trust wants budding Jay-Zs and potential pop queens to help organise a music talent show at their school, with the idea of raising £250 for the charity.

Each school or college will vote for their own winning act with the winner filmed and submitted to Teenage Cancer Trust. In April, a panel including a celebrity judge will watch the winning entries and an overall winner will be chosen. The winner of the grand final will then receive a once in a lifetime prize of a recording session at a music studio and the chance to perform live at a music festival next summer. Cash raised will help pay for a state-of-the-art 13 bed specialist cancer unit at The Royal Marsden – one of the centres Eastbourne young cancer sufferers are sent to. To take part email southeast@teenagecancertrust.org or call 020 7612 0370.