Family taking part in Clatterbridge’s Glow Green Night Walk in memory of talented daughter
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Emilia Magee, also known as Chesca, brought joy to many lives, among them were young patients at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, who enjoyed visits from their favourite princesses thanks to Emilia.
Sadly, Emilia – a hugely talented actress and singer – lost her life to cancer in February 2022, aged just 28-years-old.
Two years on, the family are coming together to celebrate her life at Clatterbridge Cancer Charity’s Glow Green Night Walk in Liverpool City Centre on Friday 2 February. The family took part in 2023, and they have a very special reason to join again this February.
Emilia’s Mum Gina says:
“Our beautiful girl would have turned 30 this week, so Glow Green will mark her special birthday along with the anniversary of losing her. She was a miracle baby when she was born in 1994, we’d been told we would be unlikely to have more children until Cesca came along.
“Cesca, who later changed her name for performance purposes, had a happy childhood and was always a performer whether you knew her as Emilia, Millie or Cesca! From her LAMDA medals at an early age to her degree in musical theatre, she was in many productions, starting at Valley Theatre Liverpool onto The Liverpool Empire.
“She started her own company in in 2015 where, as ‘The Princess Experience’ she made so many dreams come true. Her voice was beyond exceptional and she often left parents in tears! It was through the Princess Experience where she first became involved with Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, paying visits to the Centre in Wirral to surprise their younger patients with magical and memorable performances in celebration of their end of treatment.”
Sadly, Emilia temporarily closed her business when she became ill with cancer herself, and underwent treatment at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre – Liverpool for malignant melanoma.
“Devastatingly for her family, her friends and followers, the time never came for her business to reopen. Emilia passed away peacefully at home where we cared for her along with her partner Matty.
“We’re taking part in this wonderful event once again to help prevent another family from going through what we’ve gone through. We’d love to see others dig deep for Millie and against cancer”
They’ll join over 1,000 other walkers, to mark World Cancer Day and raise money for the Charity. While many will walk to remember or celebrate a life, the event will see crowds take to the streets, to say thank you for the incredible care that The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre provides.
Right across the city and beyond, buildings will light up green, to show their support and light the way for the walkers who will set off from the Museum of Liverpool before taking in some of Liverpool’s most iconic landmarks. There will be time to pause and reflect too, as hundreds of lanterns will be displayed on the steps of the Metropolitan Cathedral.
Clatterbridge Cancer Charity CEO, Katrina Bury said:
“I’d like to thank Emilia’s family for taking part. We are so grateful for their support and for everything that Emilia did for patients at Clatterbridge over the years. She was a remarkable young lady.
I’d also like to say thank you to everybody involved, including our sponsors Arriva for making Glow Green possible. It’s going to be a very powerful sight to see a wave of colour across the City, for one night only, in support of local people with cancer”