CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME

IBIZA BRANCH OF SPANISH CANCER ASSOCIATION, AECC, RECEIVES DONATION OF 8,000€ FROM THE TEENAGE CANCER TRUST & GROUCHO CLUB LONDON

LOCAL DJ, ANTZ, PLAYS A KEY ROLE IN THE FUNDRAISING FOR THE AECC

(10th Nov 2012//FIX/IBIZA):

The Ibiza & Formentera Branch of the Spanish Cancer Association, AECC, announced this week that they have received a donation from the Teenage Cancer Trust and London’s private members club, Groucho Club, with a total of 8,000€ handed over by TCT patron, Darren Strowger, in a meeting on the island some days ago.

The donation comes as a result of funds raised at the second annual Ibiza Summer Party in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust and the Ibiza and Formentera branch of the Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC) held on Thursday16th August 2012 at local San Antonio agroturismo hotspot, S’Atalaya.

A host of charitable celebrity guests including Mario Testino, Alice Temperley, Jade Jagger, Matthew Freud, Elizabeth Murdoch and Pete Tong gathered for the event and the sell out crowd watched kings of electronica Groove Armada and vocalist Neneh Cherry play alongside Jackson Scott’s band Mano de Dios as well as island resident DJ Antz aka Anthony Bryans , who also helped mastermind the collaboration between the Groucho, TCT and AECC.

Organised for the second year by Strowger, the Ibiza Summer Party was also the opening party for Groucho’s pop-up club which resided for twelve days in the breathtaking Sa Talaia Boutique Villa from 16 – 28 August 2012.

Furthermore, and following the exclusive TCT party, Groucho Ibiza hosted an array of special events in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust and AECC, amongst them a dinner on 18th August. The subsequent events included exclusive sets from William Orbit, Rumer and 2manyDJs whilst culinary heroes including Tom Parker Bowles, Fergus & Margot Henderson and Mitch Tonks hosted club dinners.

Darren and the Groucho were delighted to be able to present the AECC with the cheque for €8,000 in order that the association continue their unending work supporting cancer patients and their families in the Pitiusas.

Joining Forces

Sue Mari, Vice-President of the AECC is over the moon with the donation and had this to say on the welcome news:

“We are very happy with the outcome of the collaboration with Antz, the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Groucho Club and very grateful that they considered raising funds for the association.

In Ibiza and Formentera there are an increasing number of cancer patients who need our help and the funds raised will enable us to meet their specific needs. Thanks to FIX Ibiza and Antz for their role in bringing everybody involved together.

We look forward to nurturing our relationship with both the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Groucho Club over the coming months.”

The Ibiza Summer party will be coming back for the 3rd year in 2013, again in support of both Teenage Cancer Trust and AECC; both dates are yet to be confirmed along with the venue for the event.

The Teenage Cancer Trust

Every day, six young people in the UK are told they have cancer. Usually placed on a children’s ward or with elderly patients, young people often feel extremely isolated when facing a cancer diagnosis, never meeting another young person going through the same thing. Teenage Cancer Trust believes teenagers shouldn’t stop being teenagers because they have cancer. So the charity fund and build specialist units in NHS hospitals that allow young people to be treated together with others their own age, in an environment suited to their needs.

Teenage Cancer Trust units aren’t like ordinary cancer wards. Their home-from-home atmosphere helps create a sense of normality and include things like pool tables, jukeboxes, games consoles, computers and webcams, ensuring they can keep in touch with family friends outside hospital. Alongside all of this is a medical team of teenage cancer specialists whose knowledge creates a body of expertise that’s second to none.

The AECC

The Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC) (Spanish Association Against Cancer) was founded in 1953 to lead the fight against cancer in Spain. The charity’s Ibiza and Formentera branch has been active since the late 1960s. With the support of three permanent employees, a local committee, medical committee and volunteers they help local cancer patients and their families through their illness by offering counselling, financial assistance and medical equipment. The branch also organises preventative campaigns including breast cancer awareness, colon cancer detection and prevention, anti-smoking campaigns and skin cancer awareness.

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About Teenage Cancer Trust:

Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the six young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. We build specialist units within NHS hospitals bringing young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them. We want every young person with cancer to have access to this specialist support, no matter where they live.

Traditionally treated alongside children or elderly patients at the end of their lives, young people can feel extremely isolated and alone during their treatment, some never meeting another young person with cancer. Being treated alongside others their own age can make a huge difference to their whole experience. We believe young people’s lives shouldn’t stop because they have cancer, so we treat them as young people first, cancer patients second. We exist to ensure they have access to the best possible care and professional support from the point of diagnosis.

We know providing a place that feels more ‘normal’ and less like an institution helps young people cope with the devastation and chaos of cancer and its grueling treatments. Our units are designed to feel like a home from home, where young people will be comfortable. The walls are bright, the furniture is funky, there might be pool tables and a jukebox, and there’s always a place to watch films and surf the net.

We rely solely on donations to fund our vital work. You can help transform the lives of young people with cancer. Visit http://www.teenagecancertrust.org&lt;http://www.teenagecancertrust.org<http://www.teenagecancertrust.org%3chttp:/www.teenagecancertrust.org>&gt; to find out how.

About Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC) (Spanish Association Against Cancer):

The Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC) (Spanish Association Against Cancer) was founded in 1953 to lead the fight against cancer in Spain; by decreasing the impact of the disease and improving sufferer’s quality of life.

Four strategic pillars guide the activities of the association: information & awareness, cancer patient’s support, research, and advocacy & lobbying. It is a nation wide organisation with 52 provincial delegations and more than 2,000 local delegations. The association counts on more than 109,000 members, 14,000 volunteers and 730 workers to develop its activities.

The charity’s Ibiza and Formentera branch has been active since the late 1960s. With the support of three permanent employees, a local committee, medical committee and volunteers they help local cancer patients and their families through their illness by offering counselling, financial assistance and medical equipment. The branch also organises preventative campaigns including breast cancer awareness, colon cancer detection and prevention, anti-smoking campaigns and skin cancer awareness.

Cancer patients on Ibiza and Formentera experience very specific obstacles to their treatment, as the islands have no radiotherapy treatment capabilities. Consequently, patients must spend extensive periods of time away from their families on Palma de Mallorca, causing even greater financial and emotional stress than they already face.

The demand for assistance continues to grow, particularly in the light of Spain’s economic crisis, growing unemployment and government funding cuts. The Ibiza and Formentera branch of AECC works tirelessly to raise funds through centrally organised events and contributions from external volunteers and donors.

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