The Chemical Brothers, Erol Alkan, Annie Mac & more play fabric fundraising event for ex-promoter Shaun Roberts
fabric have announced ‘A Dance for Shaun’, a fundraising event to raise money for ex-promoter Shaun Roberts’ potentially life-extending cancer treatments.
Taking place on Thursday 18th November 2021, the event sees The Chemical Brothers, Annie Mac, Fatboy Slim, Erol Alkan, Daniel Avery and many more joining the line up.
Speaking about the support so far and the fundraiser, Shaun explains: “fabric have been supporting me since I was diagnosed 2 years ago and offered to put on this event before I launched my GoFundMe page as they wanted to help out a friend. We had no idea it would get so big. Anything that’s left over when I’m no longer about will be going to great cancer charities.”
“I lived in fabric for 15 years so the club really is a huge part of who I am and without it I wouldn’t have met most of the incredible people who’ve been supporting me over the past few weeks. It’s a testament to the community that has grown around Charterhouse Street and to the people who steer it. Offering to host a fundraiser for me at the venue is such a generous thing to do and I really am honoured. And now we have this quite ridiculous line up of artists who I’m also proud to call friends. It’s going to be very emotional. Is it ok to wear sunglasses in a club if you’re crying?”
In addition to the event, there will also be a special ‘Bar Boot Sale’ for Shaun’s cancer treatment on 4th December at Kraft Dalston from 11-5pm.
Shaun was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic cancer in 2019. Following treatment on the NHS, his life-extending treatment now requires navigation beyond the NHS following a diagnosis of Stage 4 Metastatic cancer in 2019. Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK, with someone being diagnose with the disease every 15 minutes. Shaun would like to direct people to the brilliant work of Bowel Cancer UK.