Eastmond was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in 2015 and was given a 50% chance of survival. He was soon sent to Florida for specialist Proton Beam therapy treatment and following a gruelling 12-month fight with chemotherapy, was advised that the cancer had spread. He passed away last Sunday surrounded by his family and boyfriend Adam. At the time of his passing, Dean was just 21. Through his journalism, he tackled various issues within the community and even used his voice to launch his own publication, HISKIND. Most notably, Dean used his platform as a writer to share his journey with readers and to campaign against inequalities in the health-care system.

Dean Eastmond

Co-founder of HISKIND, Josh Fletcher, and the wider community came together a few weeks ago wanting to support Dean in his continued fight for equality. The result is DEAN: an evening celebrating the writer and his incredible achievements, whilst raising money for the charities closest to his heart and his family who have supported him throughout.

Taking place at London’s Oval Space on 20 September, the evening will capture everything Dean stood for and was passionate about from live bands, vogue dancers, spoken word, drag, live artists and live catwalk / models.

The evening will predominately be open to Dean’s family, friends and supporters. A limited number of general public tickets are available via a online ballot here.

Donate to Dean’s chosen charities – Teenage Cancer Trust, Clic Sargent and Sarcoma UK