TikTok's PianoGrandad fundraiser
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Mon 1 Feb 2021 - Tue 1 Feb 2022
Please donate to Cancer Research UK
In memory of
PianoGrandad and his wife, Patricia Melinek but also for loved ones everywhere
30th Mar 1936 - 21st Oct 2022
IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM THE FAMILY: Following the success of his TIkTok, being a finalist for Pride of Britian and fundraising thousands for Cancer Reserach UK - Piano Grandad, my dad, was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer and sadly died on 21st October 2022. We promised him we would keep fundraising and with the charity in its 20th year, have set a new target of £20,000. Please donate even a few pounds. As he says "its not IF we find a cure, its WHEN... how soon is up to all us". Alan, Piano Grandad, started teaching himself the piano aged 12, after he was evacuated from London during WW2. When his wife died from Ovarian cancer he started fundraising for Cancer Research UK through live piano performances. After lockdown started his grand-daughter helped him take his performances onto TikTok as PianoGrandad and immeidately went viral. Before he died he said, " I am bemused and blown away by the generosity, 60,000 followers and millions of likes, views and donations. I hope you enjoy what I do and if you can, donate in memory of the millions of people lost to cancer every year. If each of the viewers had donated just £1 we would have over a million pounds for Cancer Research by now! Thank you for your support and whatever you can afford to give”. You can find links to his performances on Youtube and TikTok by going to www.pianograndad.com
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