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Promoting Music & Charity - Review Marathon!!

Apologies in advance before you read this. I'm not usually one to do this sort of thing, so I hope I can be forgiven and that you can bear with me for this special/different post, which isn't just related to music, but I have cunningly combined two things I feel very passionate about!..Music and helping to promote/raise money for charity.


Again I don't like to put my heart out there, but I feel I need to, in order to help my cause and motivate myself..I haven't been very active on my site lately, as I sadly lost my mother recently who encouraged and supported my work, (who by the way had great taste in music - such as Metallica, HIM, Shinedown, Halestorm, Billy Idol ect) who passed away from something called, Septicemia or Sepsis for short, which is a whole-body inflammatory response to an infection. Common signs and symptoms include fever, increased heart rate, increased breathing rate, and confusion. It may not sound life threatening, but unfortunately if not detected and left untreated it is, especially in my mum’s case. As it wasn't diagnosed as this and not treated in time, highlighting that there is not enough awareness for Sepsis, if she had been correctly diagnosed with this, she may well still be here. My mum wasn't exactly healthy, she had Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and myelofibrosis (a rare bone marrow cancer), but both were managed well, my point being, if she was going to go, you would think it would be as a result of this, not just an infection, (which is essentially what Sepsis is) which could be easily prevented. Sepsis is one of the biggest, yet least known causes of death. Every year, more than 100,000 people are admitted to hospital with sepsis and around 37,000 die — more than the number of deaths from breast cancer and bowel cancer combined.


Please see this article from one of the lucky survivors of Sepsis from May this year: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3077592/Why-aren-t-doctors-trained-spot-sepsis-killer-claims-37-000-lives-year.html

Anyway to the music part! As I run my own site in a bid to promote upcoming bands, as well as feature big bands and provide news, reviews and interviews. Starting from now I will be adding a donation button to my site, which can be found at the top of my site, to help raise awareness and money for The UK Sepsis Trust: http://sepsistrust.org/  I have done this through JustGiving, so my page link is: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Carina-Lawrence/ 


So if you enjoy my content and want to help me out as a result, please donate (all proceeds will go to the charity), it can be as little as 1p, as it all adds up. Also September 2015 marks Sepsis Month, with World Sepsis day falling on the 13th September. So from now until September I will aim to do as many reviews, and requests as possible to promote the charity and of course the music. If you want to get involved, please get in touch with your request and I will try to get as much reviews and content out as I can, especially in September (a kind of review marathon). Any help and support is very much appreciated. Thank you for reading! I feel bad posting this, but at the same time, people who have lost loved ones, know that it changes you, and this is something I feel I need to do. 

I will of course update on progress as go and at end of September! I may decide to carry on longer, or keep as a permanent feature or do one off periods to promote the charity or other charities also. 

Thank you so much,

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