Tunes for Treatment Looking for New Recruits -
Musicians far and wide are being recruited in order to perform on an album that will help raise money for St Bartholemew's Hospital.
The album is the brainchild of Daisy Deakin who is currently trying to set up her very own charity, Tunes for Treatment, which will be non-profit scheme that will raise money by showcasing local and not so local musical talent.
Deakin was inspired to make the album after her mother was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in 2009.
Daisy said that discovering her mum had the illness on Christmas Eve was devasting and she now wants to raise awareness of the rare cancer.
The 20-year-old said:
"It is mainly because of my mum I am doing this.
"However, as a musician I know how hard it is to get gigs and circulate your music so the right people get interested.
"Doing an album this way raises money for charity as well as giving bands some good exposure."
Since the news her mother has been treated and is in remission.
So far Daisy has had people come forward who play rock, indie and acoustic tracks.
She said: "Anyone who wants to play on the album is welcome, no matter what kind of music they play."
The charity is also looking for volunteers to keep the Facebook page updated and checking e-mails.
Tunes for Treatment will host their first acoustic night on Friday 1st June at The Old Hat & Bistro in Southend on Sea - Head to their official FaceBook FanPage to find out more.