Fundraising Media Release

David organises gig for the QEH

A man from West Norfolk who is being treated for cancer has organised a gig to give something back to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

David Isbell was training for the Bespak Grand East Anglian Run (GEAR) last Spring when he discovered a lump under his arm.

Initially, it was thought the lump might have been a muscle strain from his training but he was later diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Around 11,500 people each year are diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a cancer of the lymphatic system.

Father of two Mr Isbell, 53, who lives in Dersingham with wife Mel, has undergone chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment and is being treated in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

With the support of friends and family, Mr Isbell has put together a music event on Sunday, April 30, at Dersingham Social Club, from 2pm to 9pm. to raise money for the hospital’s Macmillan Cancer Care and Treatment Centre.

He said: “My treatment is going well but I have spent a lot of time at King’s Lynn and I wanted to support somewhere local.

“The idea for a music event came up during a conversation with my friend Travis Graham and things have snowballed from there. We are hoping for a good crowd to come along and support a good cause.”

Soul singer Uche Eke will be topping the bill, which also includes Carolann and former Swaffham resident Ashley Morton, who is making a rare public appearance in this area.

Travis Graham will also be performing along with Mr Isbell’s second daughter Lauren Clare.

All five acts have agreed to donate their time for the gig.

Mr Isbell is also appealing for prizes to be raffled on the night. If you would like to donate a prize email Mr or Mrs Isbell on


David Isbell is pictured with his daughter Lauren, who is one of the acts performing at Dersingham Sports and Social Club on Sunday, April 30.

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