Press release // 10th May 2019
Music stars Nicole and Natalie Appleton showed their support for national blood cancer charity Myeloma UK this week by attending a benefit performance of Six the Musical. Critically acclaimed across the UK with a soundtrack storming up the UK charts, Six is the historical retelling of the six wives of Henry VIII by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. In collaboration with Myeloma UK, the award-winning musical performed a one-off spectacular celebration at the Arts Theatre, London on Tuesday 7 May.
The performance was an overwhelming success and helped raise essential funds which will advance treatment for myeloma through research, and improve care for myeloma patients and their families. Myeloma, also known as multiple myeloma, is a blood cancer arising from plasma cells. On average 15 people a day are diagnosed with myeloma and there is currently no cure. At any one time, there are approximately 17,500 people living with myeloma in the UK. Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK dealing exclusively with myeloma, with the goal of ensuring that patients get access to the right treatment at the right time. As well as improving standards of treatment and care through research, education and increasing rates of earlier diagnosis the organisation’s ultimate goal is to find a cure
After attending the special performance Nicole Appleton said
“Six is a fantastic musical which I’ve been wanting to see for a long time. It was an amazing performance with some incredibly talented artists. To come together with supporters to raise vital funds for Myeloma UK and celebrate music was really special.”
Marc Gordon, Chairman, Myeloma UK said
“Our aim at Myeloma UK has always been to make myeloma a cancer people can live with rather than die from, and progress is being made, both in terms of length and also the quality of life for myeloma patients in the UK. We are incredibly grateful to the cast and production team of Six for supporting our cause with a stunning performance, followed by some heartfelt words from them about myeloma and we would like to thank everyone who attended for their continued support and generosity.”