Five from Gwent to feature in TV cancer documentary
A TEN-year-old Newport boy who suffers from an incurable blood disorder which can lead to leukaemia will appear in a TV documentary next week.
Daniel Taylor is waiting for a bone marrow transplant in order to save his life.
The St Joseph’s primary school pupil will be shown performing, alongside Emma Edwards, 32, of Llanmartin, Laura Cooper, 37, of Caldicot, and Newport nurse Chrissie Smith, 54, who were diagnosed with breast cancer.
Father-of-three Paul Silcox, who had a kidney transplant almost 35 years ago and is well-known in Abergavenny, was also part of the Big C Choir, run by Wales’ leading cancer charity Tenovus at the Royal Albert Hall, London, in the documentary Sing for your Life.
The choir is made up of 32 people, aged from ten to 80, who have been diagnosed with cancer or are in remission and were put together by Tenovus as part of the Stand up to Cancer season.
Led by Tenovus choirmistress Cat Southall, and taught by opera star Russell Watson, they knew they were being filmed for Channel Four for three months but had no idea they would perform Bon Jovi’s It’s My Life and Labi Siffre’s Something Inside So Strong at the Royal Albert Hall.
The Sunflower Jam is an annual event dedicated to raise money for fighting cancer.
Sing for Your Life will be shown on Channel Four at 9pm on October 15.
The choir will also perform during a live UK TV fundraising event on Channel Four on October 19.