Pop Stars Visit Patients

Radio Clatterbridge listeners heard all about a special visit to the cancer centre this week.

The pop band Lawson dropped in to meet young people at the Teenage Cancer Unit.

Lawson meet Alesha at Clatterbridge

The four-piece band released their debut album, Chapman Square, earlier this month and are currently embarking on a seven-night tour of the UK.

As keen supporters of Teenage Cancer Trust, they have been stopping by as many of the charity’s specialist units as they can along the way.

“I was diagnosed with a brain tumour when I was 19. It was a tough time in my life but surviving has changed my whole perspective. We actually named the band after my doctor, Dr Lawson, who saved my life. After my operation I spent four months recovering so I know what it feels like to spend such a long time in hospital – I can really relate to what the patients are going through.” - Lead singer and guitarist Andy Brown

Alesha Appleton, 19, from Merseyside, was diagnosed with a Rhabdomyosarcoma two years ago.

“I’ve been listening to Lawson’s album loads so it was amazing to meet them and they were all so lovely. I started making a canvas for them last night and ended up staying awake until 5:30am finishing it off, luckily they liked it!” - Alesha Appleton

Meanwhile, another prominent Merseyside singer has also confirmed his intention to visit Clatterbridge.

Christopher Maloney, who is currently battling through the live finals of The X Fator, wrote on Twitter that he wants to visit the cancer centre... and he promised he would pop in to Radio Clatterbridge during his tour.