Paige Dougall from Kirkcaldy lost her battle with stage four Ewing’s Sarcoma in January 2022, at the age of 17. Paige was an inspiring young singer who during her battle secured a place in the UK top 40 after writing an emotional song and recording this with pop star Ella Henderson. Her track ‘I’m Going Through Hell’ told of her cancer battle and raised awareness for others with the illness.
One of Paige’s final wishes was to set up a charity in her name with the purpose of offering music therapy and lessons to other young people battling cancer. Since her death, awareness has been made and donations have poured in. This has allowed our charity Paige’s Musical Butterflies to be born in her memory.
With the incredible help of Callum Beattie, Paige had her lifelong dream fulfilled, recording her own song. The single ‘I’m Going Through Hell’ is all about Paige’s cancer journey & features the amazing Ella Henderson.
Our aim is to raise awareness of childhood cancer by sharing Paige’s experience and story. During her battle with cancer, Paige took great comfort in music and found this to be therapeutic and an important way to express how she was feeling. Music is a great distraction and a great way to express feelings and bring people in difficult situations together. As a charity, we aim to provide music therapy to children also going through the cancer journey. We will create a calm and comforting environment that these children can turn to. We will do this by helping to provide musical instruments and music lessons to children with cancer both in hospital and in the comfort of their home. These lessons will be available in a group setting or on a one to one basis. It is our hope that we can provide support and make a difference to many children and their families whilst they are going through the cancer journey.
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