The Louisiana will be hosting a live music night in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust on the 14th January. Organised by local fundraiser Daniella Lipscombe, the event will feature local acts Monarks, The Happy Few and Lady Nade, and also the chance to buy a signed Arctic Monkeys drum head in an auction. The event aims to raise over £1000 to help transform the lives of young people with cancer in the south-west.

Daniella is a veteran of Teenage Cancer Trust events, having been to 21 of the charity’s London shows, and ran a similar event in Bristol in 2014, raising over £2000 in the process. The tickets for this year’s event cost £12, with most of the money – bar a few running costs – going to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The funds raised by the event in 2014 helped to open the first specialist Teenage Cancer Unit in the south-west, which offers treatment to 16 to 24 year-olds. The unit aims to make those receiving treatment feel at home, with social areas and places for family and friends to stay over night, amongst other amenities. It costs £600,000 a year to run the unit, and the money from the event will go towards keeping the much needed service open.

Charlotte Porter, Teenage Cancer Trust fundraiser said, “We’ve been so impressed with Daniella’s incredible enthusiasm putting this event together, and we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped or offered to help organise it. We are encouraging everyone to come along on the day and raise money for desperately needed services for local young people with cancer.”

You can purchase tickets to the event here and find out more about it, or donate to the cause, on Daniella’s JustGiving.

Watch The Who’s Roger Daltrey explain how important the Teenage Cancer Trust shows are below: