Constellations’ Cosmic Jam raises money for cancer research

 GARDEN party revellers at Constellations have helped raise £1,100 for Liverpool-based life-saving cancer research. The Baltic Triangle venue played host to North West Cancer Research’s ‘Cosmic Jam’ garden party, featuring a stellar line up of live music and DJs all in one glorious garden setting. Hundreds of people turned up to see local talent including No Fakin’, Mr Jonze, Pooky, Danny Fitzgerald, Autocycle, Radio Exotica, The Mixnots, Elliot Hutchinson and Andy James – a veritable mix of Funk, Soul, Jazz, Latin, Boogaloo and Hip Hop wax. Researchers from the North West Cancer Research Institute at the University of Liverpool, brought some science to the day with experiments for the young and old, including how to extract DNA from strawberries and designing your own DNA bracelet. Revellers also enjoyed food from FINCA, as well as a special cocktail the Constellations Cosmic Smash. £1 from every drink sold was donated to the charity, adding to the final fundraising total. All money raised on the day has been donated to North West Cancer Research, which has committed to funding £13million worth of research over the next five years, including projects based at the University of Liverpool. Andrew James, organiser of the Cosmic Jam, said: “It was great to see so many people come along, enjoy good music and company and most importantly raise money for North West Cancer Research. “It was a fun event for all the family, but with a bigger message on the importance of supporting cancer research. “I would like to say a big thank you to the guys at Constellations who were the perfect hosts, our super talented musicians and the researchers who came along and gave their time to bring the magic of science to life. “Thanks to the generosity of everyone who came we have raise £1,100 for the charity which will help support cancer research projects here on our doorstep.”