Gift of life

Andy Brown, Adam Pitts, Joel Peat and Ryan Fletcher from Lawson at the 2012 Ivor Novello awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London
Andy Brown, Adam Pitts, Joel Peat and Ryan Fletcher from Lawson at the 2012 Ivor Novello awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London

LAWSON singer Andy Brown can never thank the doctor that saved his life enough.

Firstly he named his band after him and now he has donated tickets and a chance to meet the lads to The Walton Centre, in Merseyside, where he was treated by consultant neurosurgeon David Lawson.

The former Winstanley College student had a rare brain tumour and was a patient at the Fazakerley-based hospital in 2007.

Mr Lawson was delighted with the gesture and modestly said that, while it was “kind”, the whole team was responsible for Andy’s care.

He said: “Since operating on Andy Brown, I’ve kept a close eye on their progress and each single as it’s released. Having a pop group named after you is a bit different to a thank you card. It’s very kind but I’m just one of the people in the team.

“Andy’s a great testament to the fact you can have an unpleasant condition but can get on with your life.”

The tickets are for Lawson’s Everywhere We Go tour gig at the Liverpool ECHO Arena on Saturday, October 5, 2013 and the hospital is giving them away.

Anyone who makes a donation, leaving their contact details, between now and September 14 to the Trust’s special Just Giving page, at www.justgiving.com/lawsontickets, will automatically be placed into a raffle to win the tickets.

All proceeds supporting the Trust’s Home from Home Appeal to build relatives’ accommodation.

Meanwhile, Andy revealed that the band are massive fans of Jessie J and couldn’t be more excited about supporting her at iTunes Festival 2013 at Camden Roundhouse on September 23 as part of the annual month-long music festival.

He said: “Yeah we are huge fans of her. She’s a really nice girl, really down to earth.

“We’ve done a few gigs [with her], the best gig we did with her was probably in Montreux in Switzerland. We did the Jazz Festival with her and she was incredible, we watched her set It’s great to work with some of your idols because I think she’s literally one of the best female vocalists in the world right now, So we’re just honoured to be on the same line-up.”