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Raising funds and awareness for cancer immunotherapy treatment



Battle of the Bands: Music Night in aid of Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

6.00pm - 11.00pm

Conolly Hall, Cheam Sport Centre, Cheam, Surrey

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Battle of the Bands: Music Night in aid of Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

Join Fight The Tide for a great Music Night and help us to raise more funds for cancer immunotherapy research in aid of Royal Marsden Cancer Charity (Reg charity number 1095197).

Battle of the Bands will take place in Conolly Hall in Cheam Sports Centre. 

The event is supported by GuitarGuitar ( Epsom), Realistic Music Academy ( Epsom) and Echo7 Recording Studio ( Ewell).  These companies prepared great prizes for the winners of the Battle!

Local and London bands are welcome to fight for a great cause, prizes and glory. 

Each of the bands will perform upto 3 songs, but one of them MUST be a nursery rhyme! Make it Rock!

To apply - send email to contact@fight-the-tide.co.uk

After the Battle - our permanent supporters - Broken Switch and Papa Ratsy will play to engage everyone in dance and fun.  

Book Your Tickets on Eventbrite (£6 )

6.00pm - 11.00pm

Conolly Hall, Cheam Sport Centre, Cheam, Surrey



Live Music Night in aid of Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

7.00pm - 11.00pm

Zigfrid von Underbelly, Hoxton, London UK

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Live Music Night in aid of Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

Join Fight The Tide for a great Music Night in the same venue that Jessie J and Little Mix have performed. We are hosting live music on the 2nd April 2019 at Zigfrid von Underbelly, Hoxton, London, to raise awareness and funds for cancer immunotherapy research in aid of Royal Marsden Cancer Charity (Reg charity number 1095197).

We’ve got a great line-up of artists including

  • AMBR is a rising star on the pop music scene. She has appeared on BBC Introducing The South Live Lounge and performed at music venues and festivals across London and the South.
  • Blake Sonnet : poet and troubadour. The melodies of his songs wrap you soul in a comfortable cushion and do not let you go.

Following the performance of the original music you will be able to participate in the fundraising Auction.

The evening will finish with a powerful dance set from Broken Switch and friends.

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Proud to have RFIB Group as Auction Sponsors.

RFIB Group is an established Lloyd’s broker handling all classes of insurance and reinsurance together with risk advisory and related services. Headquartered in London and with an international network of offices, we work with clients of all sizes across all geographies to deliver integrated and tailored risk solutions that meet their business objectives. We seek to develop long-term relationships anchored in know-how and a high quality service. 

7.00pm - 11.00pm

Zigfrid von Underbelly, Hoxton, London UK

The Tide - Acoustic recording

The Tide is an official song of "Fight The Tide" charity fundraising campaign in aid of Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.   

Order the EP at any digital platform with 50% net proceeds going to the Fight The Tide charity campaign: 

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My Story


Irina was diagnosed with cancer in December 2017: “I was told that in a sample taken from the lymphatic node under the collar bone the cancerous cells were identified. Following the intensive tests in 2 countries the doctors were unable to establish the primary site of the cancer and it was identified as a metastatic cancer with an unknown primary.” 

The prognosis wasn’t good, mainly due to the uncertain origin of the cancer, and it was suggested to take a genomic test to find out if another than chemotherapy treatment could be helpful. After the test results arrived Irina’s treatment protocol was revised to combine chemotherapy with an immunotherapy.  It was during one of these treatments that the song The Tide was written, a description of the very personal journey Irina’s life had now taken following diagnosis.

Irina Ford Music

What We're Raising Funds For


Fight The Tide is a charity fundraising campaign raising funds to support cancer research and immunotherapy born out of a very personal journey for songwriter and music artist Irina Ford.


I wanted to do something special and decided to combine the release of the song The Tide, with a charity campaign and ‘Fight The Tide’ was born: “For me, the campaign is the missing link between ‘say and do’ – what I wanted to say with the song and what I wanted to do to raise awareness.”

The money which we raise during this campaign through Just Giving together with net proceeds of song sales of The Tide, will go to fund the research and application of the immunotherapy in cancer treatment.

Royal Marsden deal with people affected by cancer every day. They understand how valuable life is and when people entrust their lives to them, they deserve the very best in healthcare treatment and support for them and their families. With support from the public, Royal Marsden Cancer Charity raises funds solely to support the hospital. They ensure their nurses, doctors and research teams can provide the very best care and develop life-saving treatments, which are used across the UK and around the world .

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity is a registered charity in England and Wales, No. 1095197 

About Royal Marsden

How You Can Get Involved


I'd like everyone to get involved and have an active part in the campaign. You can donate via JustGiving.    


You can organise your own fundraising activity to raise funds, such as a music night, local raffle, auction, charity fun-run or other activity.

Songwriters might want to write and release their own song and donate the proceeds to the campaign.

If you work for a company or run your own business, you can make a direct donation to the campaign or get in touch with Irina to discuss ways in which your employees and your company can get involved and help us raise funds through our Fight The Tide campaign in aid of cancer research and Royal Marsden hospital.


Corporate Supporters

Corporate Sponsorship

Fight The Tide is an exciting opportunity for your business and employees to get involved in supporting a campaign to raise awareness and funds in aid of ground-breaking cancer immunotherapy research and treatment.

We want to raise as much support for the campaign as possible and with an ambitious fundraising target to raise, there are inevitable organisational costs to running the Fight The Tide campaign such as websites, press promotion, events, marketing and related activities to raise awareness of our campaign to the public. Can you support us on our journey?


Principle Campaign Sponsor

You could become our Principle Campaign Sponsor and receive branding and accreditation across all our press, marketing, social media and publicity materials throughout the year, together with complimentary VIP invitations to our events – perfect for brand positioning, business networking and engaging our audience-base of influencers, creatives and industry professionals. 


Principle Event Sponsor

You may be interested in sponsoring our upcoming live music fundraising events. As Principle Event Sponsor your benefits would include branding rights across all publicity, ticketing sales platforms, venue website, campaign website and social media platforms. You would also benefit from exclusive areas at each event for you and your guests

Get in touch at contact@fight-the-tide.co.uk for more information and to tell us how you would like you and your business to be involved.


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