Lincoln teenagers release single for cancer charity

After hearing the inspirational story of cancer sufferer Stephen Sutton, five 15-year-olds from Lincoln reached for their musical instruments in a mission to help the battle against cancer.

The group, As Plain as Day, is made up of Cameron Wylde (Acoustic Guitar/ Percussion), Ciaran Dooley (Lead Vocals/ Banjo), Harry Sutton (Mandolin), Matt Wood (Double Bass) and Ollie Bradford (Keyboard).

They describe themselves as a folk-rock band with influences from artists like Mumford and Sons.

The Fight is a single that was written by the young band as a reaction to the sadness and the difficulties of living with, or watching someone suffer from, cancer.

Stephen Sutton’s story had begun circulating social media when the group decided to do their bit for charity.

Stephen, who battled cancer since the age of 15, touched the hearts of thousands of people around the world when he set about checking off his bucket list on his Facebook page.

Harry Sutton said: “When we heard about Steven Sutton’s story, we were inspired to do our part in raising money for teenage cancer trust. It’s such a great charity and needs all the help it can get.”

Matt Wood added: “We felt that cancer was a very relevant subject, because as a band we’d all felt the effects in some way and people around us had too.

“The song itself is about watching somebody dear battling cancer, because as difficult as it may be for a person to directly suffer from any type of cancer, it could be as equally difficult for anyone close to them to see them suffer.”

The band were recently signed to local music label Frozen Studios Music Group and The Fight will be released on October 30 on iTunes and other online stores.

All profits made from the sales will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The group have also set themselves a £1000 fundraising target from their JustGiving page.