University pals rally together to raise funds for cancer treatment

Friends and well-wishers from the University of Leicester are rallying together to support a graduate of the university in need of urgent treatment for cancer.

James Robinson, from the University’s Student Services Centre has organised a Fundraising Concert at The Shed, Yeoman Street, Leicester, to be held next Thursday, 26th April at very short notice to raise funds for Kate Geraghty who last year was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of cancer called High grade metastatic Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma.

She was diagnosed shortly after giving birth to her first baby girl, Ivy.

James has been joined by colleagues from the University for the concert- Paul Roberts from Student Welfare Services will perform solo vocals and acoustic guitars; Richard Purdom from the Division of Finance will perform a stand-up comedy routine and Charles Wheeler from the Medical School will perform Spoken-Word.

Paul said: “Not only is the event in aid of a former University of Leicester student, it has also been organised and coordinated by a University of Leicester staff member, and includes performances from three other University of Leicester staff.

“The gig is one element of a massive JustGiving campaign that has seen her so far raise over half of her target. Kate’s aggressive form of cancer means that time is of the essence in acting fast to help reach the 100k she needs for life-prolonging treatment.