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Unfinished song completed and launched in memory of inspirational young musician from Peckham

Written by Samantha Lade, Donr

Published on Tuesday, 19th June 2018

Song finished and launched in memory of inspirational young musician from Peckham

A song composed by talented London musician Steven Hughes, and mastered by legendary music producer Stuart Epps, is being streamed today in memory of an inspirational young man.

Steven, from Peckham, sadly passed away from cancer in September last year, aged just 20-years-old.

The song and its proceeds are supporting CLIC Sargent – the UK's leading cancer charity for children and young people – who supported Steven and his family during their difficult journey.

Steven's mum, Tammy Jane, said: 'We were in a state of shock when Steven was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in February 2017. 

'The cancer was so aggressive he soon became unresponsive to treatment and sadly passed away in September the same year.'

During this time, Steven's CLIC Sargent Social Worker at Guy's Hospital supported Steven and his family throughout his treatment, going the extra mile by providing him with an iPad during his hospital stays, arranging tickets for him to see his beloved Arsenal and organising a once in a lifetime holiday for the whole family.

Tammy continued: 'We are not sure how we would have coped without their support. Our social worker was always there to talk to and did everything she could to make Steven comfortable.'

Steven was an extremely talented and keen musician and, towards the end of his treatment, he asked his family to help support other young musicians with cancer to spread the joy of music.

After Steven's passing, Tammy approached the CLIC Sargent Music Programme to discuss how his last wish could become a reality.

Whilst Steven was alive, he had composed and recorded and instrumental track on his Soundcloud and had put a call out for singers to complete the song.

Thanks to CLIC Sargent, a singer was found and Steven's song was created in his memory.

Now, every penny raised in Steven's name will go towards the CLIC Sargent Music Programme, which provides opportunities for 16-24 year old budding singers and musicians with cancer.

Stuart Epps, who has worked with artists such as George Harrison and Robbie Williams and was approached to master the final edit, said: 'It was an honour to be involved in Steven's song, in memory of such an inspirational young man and in order to raise awareness and funds for CLIC Sargent.'

His mother Tammy Jane said: 'Music was his passion and Steven would be over the moon to know that his song is out there while at the same time supporting other young musicians with cancer.

'It's also very personal to us as a family, as it was played at his funeral.'

Although Steven has sadly passed away, his legacy lives on through the music he made and the impact he had on the young people he met. 

To listen to Steven's song for free, please visit his Souncloud.