Liverpool band to head up Leukaemia fundraising gig at world famous cavern club

Championed by BBC Introducing in Merseyside, The Ambitionhave been announced as the headline act for a Cavern Club fundraiser that is set to raise thousands for a national blood cancer charity.

The band won ITV’s This Morning’s best unsigned artist competition in 2016 and have been lauded by celebrities such as Philip Schofield and more recently, their latest single “Thirty Thousand Feet” grabbed the attention of Warner Music who have added them to their Topsify playlists.

The band will now headline a gig at the world-famous Cavern Club on Thursday 1st November which has been arranged by Kris Griffin to raise money for national blood cancer charity Leukaemia Care.

Kris was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML), a form of blood cancer, at the age of 32.

Kris said, “After visiting my GP with symptoms such as night sweats and pain in my hip, a blood test went on to reveal a leukaemia diagnosis which had measking the question, “Am I going to die?”

When you’re told you have a leukaemia, or a blood cancer, or some other terrible disease, you never forget what being told feels like. There’s a ringing in the ears, everything just drains out of you. You just feel like you’ve been punched, really hard, but you feel no pain.

Now ten years on, I’m a marketing expert, blood cancer charity trustee and a passionate campaigner working with fellow leukaemia patients across the world seeking access to treatment. I’m also a seasoned public speaker, I recently spoke at a training day for 40 West Midlands GPs to help them understand what a blood cancer diagnosis feels like from a patient perspective”.

The Cavern Club have kindly gifted the venue to Kris to help him reach his £10,000 fundraising goal. The gig is part of a year long #Kris10 campaign. Kris said, “As a huge Beatles fan, I was delighted when the Cavern agreed to let me use their venue for the night. I’m absolutely chuffed

that another Liverpool band have agreed to headline the event – The Ambition are a band to watch out for”.

Kris’ gig is also being supported by TV vocal coach CeCe Sammy through her programme, “The Power of Muzik”. Artists from “The Power of Muzik” will form the rest of the bill which will be announced at a later date.

Tickets are available from the Cavern Club website priced at £20 each – https://www.cavernclub.org/events/event/kris10live/

Picture: Kris Griffin at the world famous Cavern Club

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