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8th December - Beverley Brass Band concert at Swanland Village Hall raises £311 for TCT

Thanks to all those twho supported Beverley Brass Band's Christmas concert for TCT at Swanland Village Hall when you helped us raise £311 for the Teenage Cancer Trust, Castle Hill Ward.

Find out more about Beverley Brass Band and about our other performances at the band's website.


Beverley Brass Band

Beverley Brass Band

21st July - Its time for a little MADNESS again!

Following a well deserved rest (they wish!) Sheila, David and Will and the team are delighted to be able to announce another MIDSUMMER MUSIC MADNESS from 4pm on 21 July at The YPI – Chanterlands Avenue, Hull.

Plans are under way to present a great afternoon / evening's entertainment for you in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at Castle Hill Hospital Cottingham with live music promises auction and much more.

The afternoon will comprise of some great acoustic acts including the popular Loose Covers and Hull Ukulele Group. Later we will stage a great band 'Something Nasty in the Woodshed!!! whose popularity is growing all the time with their unique brand of roots music and local band Hase Waits from Hessle who bring musical traditions of the middle east, eastern europe and western styles together. Plus we have The Haley Sisters with their unigque brand of country music and humour. After the promises auction, the brilliant 'THE CONTRABAND' will take us to the end of the evening with songs we all know and love . A lively night is in store for all!!

Bring a picnic – bring the sunshine but do come and join us!



Ticket details and full line up on

Bar and food avilable. You may bring your own food but please buy all beverages at the bar. We have outside or inside options but seen we are in ol' blighty it will probably be indoor!

14th July - 2012 Classics In The Park

Money raised from the annual Classics In The Park concert, with special guests BOND, will be helping Teenage Cancer Trust. The concert is to be held at Brantingham Park on 14th July.

Please visit the Classic's web site for more information.


Classics in teh Park 2012 website Classics in the park 2012 website

24th June 2012 - Half Marathon Helps the Teenage Cancer Trust Charity

The Rotary Clubs of Hull and Barton on Humber are pleased to announce that the 2012 Humber Bridge Half Marathon and Fun Run is in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust and other local Rotary charities.

Birds at Humber Broidge

It is expected that over 2000 runners will register for the 2012 Humber Bridge Half Marathon (starting at 9.00 am) and over 700 for the Family Fun Run (starting at 9.30 am), which will take place on Sunday, June 24. The Rotary Club of Hull, which organises the event each year with invaluable help of the Rotary Club of Barton on Humber, expects record numbers and publicity for this year's event.

The organizers are very pleased to confirm that the main sponsor of this year's races is The Co-operative Family who also sponsored the 2011 event.

In addition to the usual medals and race tee-shirts, this year's event will also include the following trophies and prizes:

1. Corporate Team Challenge Trophy
2. Hull City AFC 'Tigers Trophy' for 'outstanding school team effort'
3. Prizes for the best boys and girls 'Fun Run' Fancy Dress, Etc etc

The Humber Bridge Half Marathon & Family Fun Run is being supported by several other local organisations and being it's thirteenth year, is now a major event in the local running calendar. The 2011 event raised over £31,000 for the main local charity plus an estimated similar amount for runners' own charities and this year's races are expected to produce a record yield.

For more information, a route map and online entry forms go to: or by calling 01482 560907 (Rotary Club of Hull c/o The Village Hotel).

The story has been covered by the Hull Daily Mail

The story so far (updated 20 January 2012)

TCT in the East Riding

The Story of how MsMM started and how it is continuing to develop. By Sheila Brazier

It seems a long time since June 2002 when we had our first gig in the garden, hoping our friends would enjoy our acoustic music concert, and raising “a bit” of money for the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT).  We named this “Midsummer Music Madness” because it was summer and it was definitely madness to plan a back garden event in view of England’s fickle weather!  Please see our website to see where this has led.

Although our plans to have a second concert the next year were curtailed because of a local objection, this proved to be the catalyst for our event to be moved to Brantingham Park, the home of our local Rugby Union club Hull Ionians – thus leading to Rugby Tackling Teenage Cancer.

We could never have anticipated how our “Madness” could have evolved, and how Rugby Tackling Teenage Cancer could be a significant fund-raiser for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Hull FC recognised the significance of Rugby Tackling Teenage Cancer and invited us to become their charity of the year in 2009.  This raised several thousand pounds for the charity, but perhaps more importantly, the profile of the Teenage Cancer Trust.


13th January 2012 - Charlie Middleton raises £45 for TCT by asking staff and customers at the
St Stephens Argos store to name the bear

Msmm.Org took Charlie to Castle Hill Hospital Cancer Unit where she handed over her cheque to TCT's Steve Oliver outside of the TCT ward. Asked how she raised the money Charlie said

"I first heard of The Teenage Cancer Trust early last year and had the opportunity to support the fundraising whilst working at the Argos store in St. Stephens Shopping Centre, Hull.
I suggested 'Naming The Bear' to the managers at Argos who fully supported the idea. To bring it to the attention of the local fundraisers, I asked Sheila Brazier to choose the bear, accessories and name.
From a list of names customers and staff had to choose the name of the bear. We ran the raffle for ten days during the run-up to Christmas. It was very well supported by customers and staff and we raised £45 towards the local fundraising activities."

Well done Charlie!

Charlie Middleton handing over cheque to TCT's Steve Oliver

10 December 2011 - Beverley Brass Band Christmas Concert at Swanland Village Hall raised £321.18 for the Teenage Cancer Trust

Beverley Brass Band Christmas Concert

A Big thank you to all who attended the Beverley Brass Band Christmas Concert at Swanland Village Hall on Saturday 10th December. What a night! What an audience!

And with your help we raised £321.18 for the brand new TCT ward at Castle Hill Hospital!

The band also played some carols at the new TCT ward the following day which went down well, especially with the nurses.

We have booked Swanland Village Hall for hopefully a repeat performance on 8th december 2012.

Find out more about Beverley Brass Band and when and where you can listen to the band elsewhere.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Merry Christmas from teh band

A Drawing by Albert Ashbridge, BBB

9th July 2011 - Swanland artist Roz Jordan-Jackson donates painting for TCT auction

Swanland artist Roz Jordan-Jackson has kindly donated her 'Wolds Lane' painting (see below) for auction in aid of TCT.

Wolds Lane painting by roz Jordan-Jackson for TCT Auction

(Click image to enlarge - or/and See framed painting)

"I have given this painting to be placed for auction for my favourite charity Teenage Cancer Trust. The auction will take place at the Moonbeams Music Festival 8/9 July at Hunmanby near Filey. Hopefully it will raise a few bob to help teenagers with cancer.

The picture is in water colour, mounted and framed and measures approximately 23" across x 18" high. To give you an idea in real terms, the painting would sell for between £65 & £75.

In the event the painting was raffled at the Wold Top Moonbeams Folk Festival which took place at the brewery on the weekend of 8th and 9th July. A great time was had by all! You cannot really have a bad time camping at a brewery! The actual raffle draw was made before the final main stage concert. The raffle raised £320 which will be presented to the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at Cottingham Hospital in due course.

A big thank you to Roz and Will and everyone who bought raffle tickets and helped out to raise the £320 for the TCT unit!!! Wolds Lane painting by Roz Jordan-Jackson for TCT auction

Our roving photographer caught up with Roz (below) out photographing bluebells (another painting on its way perhaps?) in the woods.

Roz said

"Here's hoping we can get at least a couple of quid for it. Who knows?"

Roz Jordan-Jackson

Roz Jordan-Jackson

Roz Jordan-Jackson (click image to enlarge)

Best wishes


8 January 2011 - Ferriby Artist Tom Harland's fund raising efforts top £2,000

Since his Christmas 2009 exhibition, Tom Harland has made the Teenage Cancer Trust his charity and has raised over £2000 from his raffles held during his prestigious one man show at the Beverley Art Gallery in the summer and his Christmas exhibitions in 2009 and 2010.

Tom has very generously donated 3 of his special limited edition prints for raffles – fabulous prizes for the winners!

The photo (rights shows Julie Abrahams, Chairman of Children and Young People Overview Scrutiny Committee, as she draws the winning numbers (first out of the bag is number 9). 

Many Ferriby residents have prints of his classic paintings of the village but may not know of his work of subjects further afield.  Please visit his website or better still, call at his studio in Low Street on a Saturday morning.  He may even make you a cup of coffee as you chat about his work!

We are very grateful to Tom and his friends for their support and on thsi occassion for Julie who plucked the three winning numbers from the bag.

The photo (right) shows Julie Abrahams with Tom Harland and the prizewinner's print in Tom's North Ferriby art studio.

Julie Abrahams and Tom Harland

Julie Abrahams with Tom Harland Julie Abrahams and Tom Harland Julie Abrahams with Tom Harland

Beverley Brass Band Christmas Concert supporting TCT
11 December 2010 - (Cancelled)

I am sorry to announce that in the interests if safety due to the continuing wintry weather the concert has been cancelled.

It is hoped that a similar event can be arranged at Swanland Village Hall for TCT sometime in the Spring and we will try again for a Christmas concert on 10th December 2011.

Iain Colquhoun

Find out more about Beverley Brass Band and when you can see them perform

Beverley Brass BandBeverley Brass Band

Concert recheduled for
December 10th 2011


Singer songwriter Ewen Carruthers died unexpectedly on 4th October 2010 in Rotherham. Some of you will be familiar with the man and his music. I for one have been a great admirer of his work for many years. I regularly saw him perform in the old smokey folk clubs of the West Riding when I was a lad ! Two of my many favorite songs are 'Paris' and 'Rubenstein Remembers' but these are just a couple of masterpieces created by Ewan.

Ewen has played at the Half Moon on more than one occasion over the years and his songs have been performed and recorded by many artists including Elbow Jane - Graham Hodge - Mike Silver -Alan Taylor, to name but a few.

Close friends describe Ewen as a quiet, gentle man. Through his music he was able to express himself so very much and take you to places you just dream about. Music was his dear love and his love of the English language allowed him to be a prolific song-writer. He lived the later part of his life in America before returning to Yorkshire a short time before he died.

As a tribute to Ewen some friends and I are in the process of compiling an evening of music, predominantly Ewen's work, and hope to be able to present a 'Saturday Night Special' early next year at the Half Moon Elloughton. The evening will be dedicated to this fine singer songwriter and there will be musicians coming from far and wide to help celebrate Ewen's achievements and remember a great guy and his music.

I will keep you posted of when the concert will be staged. Visit for updates. In the meantime, take time out to listen to his music through the many web sites available.

Will Richardson


Ewan Carruthers

The late Ewan Carruthers



A tribute concert has been arranged for January 29th January at the Half Moon (find out more)....

News - 29/09/2010 - TCT Launches £100,000 appeal - for Castle Hill TCT Ward

On Wednesday 29 September many local TCT supporters and fund raisers were present at the launch of the new ward at Castle Hill Hospital. The ward will give teenagers needing treatment for cancer a purpose built ward specifically designed to give them the best chance of recovery.
The ward which is built, but not yet furnished, is hoped to be opened in February 2011. The launch by TCT was to allow supporters to see that their hopes are finally turning to reality but also make them aware that they still need a further £100,000 by next February.
Those of us behind and our sister site have been working towards making a specialist teenager unit possible in Hull for many years now and for us yes it all started in the garden. and for us yes - it all started in the garden. Since then we have been grateful for the help and generous support given to us with our efforts over the years. However, we hope that you will continue to support our TCT events so that we can help TCT raise the last few pounds to make this new ward operational for February and beyond.

Review - TCT Tent at the Beverley Folk Festival 19 & 20 June 2010

Thanks to Will Richardson, HAM and the following artists for giving up their time to help raise £345.00 in funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust via the bucket collection in the TCT Tent.


Grateful thanks also to all you generous people who donated and the Gig Shop, Hull for providing the sound and all the volunteers at the Beverley Folk Festival who helped out and made this another great event. See you again next year!

Beverley Folk Festival Poster

Review - Acoustic Treasures 27 March 2010

This wonderful evening of music at Elloughton Village Hall was a preview for the TCT Sessions at Beverley Folk Festival in June. Just three of the bands due to play in the TCT tent at The Beverley Folk Festival this year were on stage to a sell out and appreciative audience.

HAM regulars will be pleased to see and hear again the wonderful of Graeme Wrightson and John Shepherd Hull based acoustic guitar duo who make make up Farino started the evening off with their lively and intricate acoustic guitar session.

Farino were followed by Jinski a duo featuring the work of songwriter Steve Jinski and guitar player Dave Kennedy who had all traveled all the way from Newcastle. They delighted the audience with their contemporary songs and rugged country blues numbers.

To finish a splendid evening of entertainment off Pete Bolton who, until recently, toured extensively with his family band The Alley Cats, now reformed into Whiskey Dogs, played catchy and authentic early Americana tunes.

All three bands can be seen performing at the TCT Tent at the Beverley folk Festival - please see the HAM website for more details.



Acoustic Tresures

Review - Flossie performed at Swanland Village Hall - 13 March 2010

Flossie wowed the good folk of Swanland at Swanland Village Hall
and helped raise money for TCT and HEART UK

Saturday 13th March was the long awaited date for followers of this inimitable singer.  Born in the south of France, Flossie Malavialle has lived in Darlington for some years and the resulting accent is a joy to behold. 

Providing fun and frivolity (yes the audience were at times in stitches) Flossie also showed she is a great singer with a voice that has been described as being ‘as clear and tuneful as a lark’. Singing songs made famous by Janis Joplin, Edith Piaff and Jacques Brell she is a fantastic performer who had the audience laughing one minute and crying the next.


The overwhelming feeling of those present was that we hope Flossie will return for another concert perhaps next year. If you missed her and can't wait that long to find out what you missed the please visit Flossie's own website and make sure you click on the French flag to hear Flossie sing some famous French songs or the English one to hear English songs.

Local, young singer songwriter, Matthew Colquhoun supported Flossie playing in his home village of Swanland for the first time. Another Swanlander teenager Jemima Short entertained during the interval when the organisers managed to raise more money for the two charities through a well supported raffle drawn in English and French by the ever brilliant Flossie.

Flossie with Andrew Short assisting with the raffle

Flossie being a great sport as usual drawing the raffle in her on inimitable bilingual style (English and Geordie/French) with Andrew Short carrying the can!

Swanland Village Hall was the venue for this evening with the profit of £430 being divided equally between the TEENAGE CANCER TRUST and H.E.A.R.T U.K. (The Cholesterol Charity). A big thanks to all who performed, helped out and especially to those who came along and supported another excellent evening at
Swanland Village Hall

Yvonne Dumsday and Iain Colquhoun (organisers)

PS We hope to have Flossie back at Swanland in the not too distant future!


Flossie with organiser Yvonne at teh end of teh show

Flossie Malavialle with organiser Yvonne Dumsday



Mattie Colquhoun

Matthew Colquhoun

Saturday 21 November 2009 - Ice Ball

Local TCT supporters had their third ball at Willerby Manor Hotel in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Grand Ice Ball was held at the Ramada Jarvis in Willerby and over 250 generous people turned out to help raise over £10,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Here is the link to the photographs taken by Iain at the ball. £1.80 for each photo ordered will go to TCT. Enjoy and thanks for your support and for the money you have helped raise so far!

The “ICE” in this case was a diamond worth £3,500 generously donated by our main sponsor Guest and Phillips Jewellers.

Jill Turner was the lucky winner of the diamond set in platinum.

The organisers held a raffle and auction and following an excellent meal everyone gave generously for TCT before dancing the night away. Congratulations to all who helped or took part in this wonderful event.

Ice Ball 2009 Organisers


Jill Turner


Find out out to will a diamond


September 2008 - RugbyTTC Car Stickers (Have you got one?)

We are very pleased about the support given to us by the Skipton Building Society.

You may have seen cars in the area showing the Rugby Tackling Teenage Cancer car sticker.  Fortunately the building society logo and that of the Teenage Cancer Trust are blue so we did not have to use black or red – thus ensuring that the stickers are suitable for East and West Hull!!

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Please let us know if you would like any stickers, suitable for any rugby club, union or league.  They are free although any donations would be welcome so that we can purchase more. Please help us spread the word around the country by contacting us now for your sticker!


30 August 2008 - Rugby League Cup Final at Wembley

Hull FC endured/enjoyed mixed fortunes in the 2008 season.  The absolute best thing had to be the cup final.

“Awesome” is used very widely as an adjective by trendy teenagers but that is the best word to describe the Wembley Stadium.

We had a fantastic time.  We were very proud of our team and the brilliant supporters.  I t would have been good if the match had ended whilst we were ahead but St Helens won fairly in the end. We look forward to going again next season!  

David and I were couriers on our coach (No 17).  We made new friends and spread the word about Rugby Tackling Teenage Cancer.  Our new friends share our passion for Hull FC’s support of the Teenage Cancer Trust!

The winner of our group quiz about Hull FC was a young man named Charlie.  His knowledge of Hull FC was amazing.  We hope he enjoyed his winnings.
Charlie - Click to enlarge

Look great and help us promote TCT by buying one of our RugbyTTC T-Shirts (clcik to enlarge and see detail)
Our new RubgyTTC T-Shirt
Have you got one yet?

August 2008 - RugbyTTC T-Shirts

We have had some special Rugby Tackling Teenage Cancer shirts made by ISC. They are very good quality, slightly stretchy.  We are selling these at £10.00 each.  This will cover our costs and make a bit of profit for TCT.

They are actually worth more but the important thing is for people to wear them, look fabulous and promote the charity.

If anyone is doing anything special wearing one, please have a photo taken and let us have it for our Website/album. Contact us to order yours!

20 July 2008 - Derby Match Hull FC V Hull Kingston Rovers

One of the memorable events of Hull FC’s support of Rugby Tackling Teenage Cancer in 2008 was the local derby match, held at the KC Stadium on Sunday 20th July.

The Stadium Management allowed us to have a bucket collection which raised in excess of £2,000.00.  We understand that this was a record for of such an event at the KC.

The “bucketeers” i.e. those wielding the collecting buckets, crossed the East/West divide.  The Rovers supporters amongst them are very keen to promote Rugby Tackling Teenage Cancer at Craven Park in the future.


Cheques being presented at eth Derby match

(Left to right)
Chis & Greg Lound,
Tony Suton, David Brazier
and Carole Headley

19 July 2008 - Lound brothers raise money for TCT

Two years ago Chris Lound's brother Greg saved his life by donating bone marrow. During the Hull rugby Derby both boys took part in a rugby in a competition to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Grateful thanks to the Hull Daily Mail for the photos and excellent article by Joanna Hunter that appeared in the paper on Saturday 19 July 2008.

Read the full article here (PDF)
See the cover photo of Greg and Chris Lound (PDF)

The Round Family

June 2008 - Beverley Polo Club Programme

Rugby TTC are grateful to Mark and the directors of Beverley Polo Club for their generosity in sponsoring our advert (below) in their wonderful match day programme (right).

The the Yorkshire Nations Cup, International Polo competition was held at Beverley over the weekend of 6 - 8 June. It is really good to know we are getting support from all sports.

RugbyTTC ad in Beverley Polo Club Programme - Click to enlarge
Beverley Polo Club Official Matchday Programme June 2008

16 May 2008 Roving Away Strip - Off the 10 metre board

Iain held his Civil Service Swimming Championships at Ponds Forge International Pool, Sheffield where Ben Swain (see Ben's profile on the Team GB website) was in training for the Beijing Olympic Games. At the Games Ben took part in the Individual 3m Springboard Diving and also the the 3m Synchronised Diving with partner Nicholas Robinson-Baker. The pair came in a creditable 7th place.

Ben is reigning British Champion in both of the 3m events and describes himself as "dedicated, loopy and supportive". There is never a dull moment when Ben is about and when he heard about the RugbyTTC Roving Away Strip he was delighted to help out and tested it from the 10 metre board. The shorts were such a good fit they nearly stayed on as these photos of Ben and his dive show.

Ben Swain off the 10 metre diving board wearing our rRoving Away Strip

5th May 2008 Roving away strip - Pole Dancing for TCT!

Clare and Mark of Pole 4 Fitness organised a terrific fund-raiser at the Cross Keys at Beverley on 5th May.  They brought along their staff and friends and helped raise £600 for the Teenage Cancer Trust, the charity supported by landlord Brian Brooks.

Afterwards, we persuaded them to wear our Roving Away strip whilst performing some of their incredible gymnastics on the poles.

Their business is POLE 4 FITNESS which they run from their studios at 374 Anlaby Road in Hull.  This is a fantastic way to keep fit for men and women. More photos....

Clare and Mark of Pole 4 Fitness demonstrate the RugbyTTC roving strip

May 2008 - Linda Benstead raises £650 for TCT in the 10K run

On Sunday 11 May 2008 Linda Benstead donned our roving away strip to take part in the Beverley 10 kilometre run and raised a whopping £650.00 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Linda told

"The race was run on a boiling hot Sunday in May. My aim was to complete the race within 1 hour 20 minutes.      More.....

Linda - Click for more photos

April 2008 - South Holderness Sixth Form Students, Hull FC’s Scott Wheeldon & Staff on Catwalk to Raise Cancer Fight Funds

This year marks the fifth year of South Holderness Technology College’s fundraising for Teenage Cancer Trust.  Between 2004 and April 2008, £5000 has been donated to the charity. Teenage Cancer Trust strives not only to improve the quality of life for young cancer patients but also their chances of survival. The Trust focuses on the needs of teenagers and young adults with cancer, leukaemia, Hodgkin’s and related diseases by providing specialist teenage units in NHS hospitals. More......

Students model some of teh fashions on show at South holderness Technical College

April 2008 - The 'Roving Away Strip' is born and gets its first outing at South Holderness Technical College's Fashion show (worn right by student Christopher Toyon).

We would like “eventers” to have photos taken so that we can put together an album and on this website. When the strip is old and threadbare and has raised thousands of pounds for the TCT, we would love to present the album to the company, as a quirky memento of our appreciation of their generosity. More.....

If you can use out kit to help you raise funds for TCT please do contact us.

The 'Roving Away Kit' get its first off-field airing at South Holderness Technical College

27th January 2008 - The special Hull FC Rugby Tackling Teenage Cancer / TCT shirt got its first airing.

Hull FC had the “launch” at the pre-season friendly against Doncaster on 27th January 2008. They had obtained a special dispensation from the RFL to have limited edition shirts produced bearing the Teenage Cancer Trust logo.  Other shirts have been produced for “normal” games bearing the TCT logo and Rugby Tackling Teenage Cancer.  These will be worn by ball boys, cheerleaders and the school children who pour on to the pitch at the beginning of games.  A brilliant spectacle for the television and publicity for the Charity!

zThe special kit sees action against Doncaster

13 January 2008 - Launch of RugbyTTC by Hull FC at KC Stadium

On Sunday 13 January 2008 Hull FC announced that the charity they would be supporting during 2008 is the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Hull FC have kindly agreed to support the Teenage Cancer Trust through Rugby Tackling Teenage Cancer, the latest brainchild of local Teenage Cancer fund raisers David and Sheila Brazier.

As both David and Sheila are lifelong rugby fans they are delighted that the next step in their cancer fundraising has been adopted by their local club Hull FC.

Sheila Brazier said "Potentially this will raise a good amount for the charity as well as a huge amount of publicity and awareness-raising."

The Launch of RugbyTTC at the KC Stadium

(Above Left to right)
Jon Flatman - General Manager Hull FC Community Foundation, David and Sheila Brazier and Jimmy Rule - Hull FC Chief Executive Officer

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The 'Roving Away Kit' get its first off-field airing at South Holderness Technical College Students model some of teh fashions on show at South holderness Technical College Hull FC's official website Click to enlarge Click to enlarge