Godalming College’s Christmas Concert 2021 is held in loving memory of our talented ex-student, George Hatfield, who sadly passed away earlier this year.

The concert will showcase festive performance from the College’s Concert Orchestra, Jazz Band, Function Band and Choir.

George was treated at the Teenage & Young Adult Cancer Service at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. Here, 16-30 year olds receive treatment, practical, emotional and psychological support following a diagnosis of cancer. The team of 6 are made up of a lead nurse, clinical nurse specialist, chemotherapy sister, wellbeing specialist and counsellor, youth worker and care co-ordinator. They offer an age appropriate environment for patients to undergo treatment and comprehensive psychosocial and peer support, all of which are facilitated by professionals who have expertise with this age group. The service aims to ensure young people do not become isolated during treatment and beyond.

TYAC relies on fundraising to be able to buy additional items for the unit such as DVDs, books, video games and computer consoles to help people pass the time whilst receiving treatment. We also facilitate peer support activities through fundraising donations. These provide the young people the opportunity to seek support from other young people who have had a Cancer diagnosis and see that they are not alone whilst experiencing some normality and fun.

Please give generously this evening to help support local young people suffering with cancer.

Ceilidh Botfield