21-year-old Billy Clayton, a local musician, has been fighting Ewing’s sarcoma since 2015.
Billy’s mother has created an online campaign to raise £200,000, to enable Billy to receive cutting edge targeted chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatment at the Hallwang Clinic in Germany.
Despite having endured a vast amount of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment throughout the years, Billy’s mother says that at this stage of Billy’s illness, seeking treatment abroad is their only option to save Billy’s life. Within her campaign, Billy’s mother has posted a video appealing to the public to support the campaign – she says, “Give him the opportunity to live, there can be no greater gift than that”.
This campaign has been supported by over 2,000 people – including popular musicians Charli XCX, Troye Sivan, Billie Eilish and Dua Lipa – who have collectively raised £78,000. In spite of his illness, Billy has recently completed an artist development course at Access Creative College in Norwich and performed on the Access Creative Stage at Latitude Music Festival 2018.
To raise further funds, Epic Studios hosted the event ‘A Benefit For Billy’ on Wednesday 26th September 2018, headlined by Norwich-based band Let’s Eat Grandma.