Teen donates music profits to teen trust

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A Teenager from the Western Isles has chosen to donate all the profits from his first music release to a teenage cancer charity.

Eoghan MacDonald, from Kyles Flodda, Benbecula, has donated the profits of his debut EP, which to date have totalled £1,111, to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

‘E-Am-Bo’, a compilation of traditional Gaidhlig songs and instrumental pieces was released just before Christmas last year.

Last month Eoghan met up with Iona MacMillan, Regional Education and Advocacy Manager for the Teenage Cancer Trust, to present the cheque.

Speaking afterwards, Eoghan, 18, a student at Sabhal Mor Ostang, currently on placement at the BBC in Glasgow, said: “I wish to thank the whole community for supporting this venture.

“I am particularly grateful to Norman MacLean, as the project would not have been possible without his support and encouragement.

“People have been very generous and I am thrilled to have raised over a thousand pounds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.”

Iona commented: “I am absolutely delighted that Eoghan felt inspired and motivated to fundraise for Teenage Cancer Trust. He has used his musical talent to creatively raise a huge ammount of money that will help us to provide specialist care for young cancer patients in Scotland, and to continue working with schools to teach young people about the signs of cancer.”

Norman MacLean, who acted as Executive Producer for the album, said: “It is a testimony to Eoghan’s generosity and thoughtfulness that he has decided to donate the entire profits from his EP to the Teenage Cancer Trust.”

Copies of the EP are still available to buy on Amazon.