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Salford official issues song for cancer sufferers

Salford education official launches song in aid of the Christie Cancer Hospital in Manchester

By on Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Caroline Eavers, Stephen Anderson of the Christie Charitable Fund and Peter Eavers

Caroline Eavers, Stephen Anderson of the Christie Charitable Fund and Peter Eavers

Peter Eavers, a 49-year-old Catholic and the newly appointed assistant director of Catholic education for the Salford diocese, has just launched a song in aid of the Christie Cancer Hospital in Manchester.

The single, “You Will Win”, was launched in September and features a number of Peter’s friends and family. It has already been featured on BBC Radio Manchester and presenter Eamonn O’Neal described it as “an uplifting, inspirational song”. Peter’s wife Caroline, aged 46, has been receiving treatment at the Christie hospital since she was diagnosed with a brain tumour in April last year.

She has undergone a course of chemotherapy and radiotherapy and Peter was so impressed with the treatment she received that he wrote the charity song to raise money for the hospital. When asked about the song he said: “It is designed to give a message of hope to other cancer sufferers.”

He added: “It looks like Caroline’s cancer may be in remission now. She has had such an amazingly positive attitude since the beginning, and I am convinced that has made all the difference.

“We have had a few setbacks – Caroline developed an allergy to the chemotherapy in January this year – but she has never let it beat her.”

The single, which also includes an additional track called “Like a Miracle”, was launched at Altrincham’s Garrick Theatre, where it was sung live by a group of 50 musicians and singers who were featured on the record. This included the couple’s daughters, Alexandra, 13, and Lydia, 10. The single has been selling well and Peter has nearly raised £1,000 already, but wants to see if he can raise more for the charity. The song can be purchased from Youwillwin.org at a cost of just £5 (plus £1 for postage and packing) and will also be on sale at the shop in the Christie.