Welney man with terminal lung cancer to launch charity CD for Queen Elizabeth Hospital
A MAN with terminal lung cancer has vowed to use a life-long passion for music and his Memoirs of a Crashing Soul to raise money for a hospital care unit. Trevor Hogg, from Welney, launches the CD at the Lamb and Flag pub on Thursday.
Story by: TOM JACKSON
A MAN with terminal lung cancer has vowed to use a life-long passion for music and his Memoirs of a Crashing Soul to raise money for a hospital care unit.
Trevor Hogg was diagnosed with lung cancer in May last year, while he was writing and producing his own songs.
Mr Hogg, from Welney, is launching his 19-track CD titled Memoirs of a Crashing Soul on Thursday at the village's Lamb and Flag pub, where he will also perform some of the songs.
The CD will raise money for the cancer care treatment unit and palliative care fund at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn.
Mr Hogg said: "I have always been a musician and I may not have got very far with it, but I am now in the situation where I would like to use it to some good.
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"I don't want any financial reward; my reward is that people will hear my music. It's to give a little back in awe of the people at the cancer care treatment centre. They do a marvellous job and deserve all the help they can get.
"So far I have raised over �400 and all my future recordings will be donated to these causes."
Mr Hogg, 49, a huge David Bowie fan, was playing in bands aged 17. He had a hiatus to earn a living in magazine advertising but he kept playing music as a hobby.
He has been married to Silvia for 12 years and together they have a 13-year-old daughter, Annabelle.
Mr Hogg started writing his CD about six months before he was diagnosed with cancer.
"I was writing songs about death," he said. "It was weird. I didn't realise at the time what would happen.
"But my illness has given me something to focus on. And although I'm living a nightmare I'm also living a dream - writing songs is something I've always wanted to do."
• Mr Hogg will perform some tracks with his band Oggy and the Originals from 7.30pm.
CDs are available on the night or by emailing Mr Hogg through his Myspace page: www.myspace.com/oggyandtheoriginals, for a minimum donation of �5.