A week to remember with the Teenage Cancer Trust
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Hot on the heels of another successful Empire Film Awards, we turn to one of our most favourite clients to work with: The Teenage Cancer Trust. This week (starting the19th of March) sees that a series of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall that will raise both awareness and funding for this very important cause. When we say concerts, we don't mean a medley of Mozart or a beautiful rendition of Bach, no we mean that the Albert Hall is going to be totally rocking!
Started in 2000 the Teenage Cancer Trust have hosted yearly concerts and gigs that bring together the biggest names in the world of music and comedy to help those young lives who are battling this horrible disease. The week doesn't look to the short term however as the money raised during the events go directly to the charity to reinvest in its many activities.
Since the start of the annual event an impressive £19 million has been raised through sponsorship, ticket sales, merchandise and advertising.
Founded in 1990, Teenage Cancer Trust's aim is to improve the lives of young people aged 13-24 who have been diagnosed with cancer. Since 1990 the charity has regularly raised huge sums of money that have gone to assist those who need it most. As well as providing specialist teenage units in NHS Hospitals, the charity also trains and funds staff who are teenage cancer specialists. The units are dedicated areas for teenage and young adult patients, who are involved in their concept and creation. Medical facilities on the units are equipped with computers, TVs and game consoles. As of 2017, the TCT has built 28 specialised units in cities such as London, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Glasgow and many more.
This year sees the continuation of incredible artists and comedians taking centre stage at the Royal Albert Hall. Over the next five nights the historic venue will host theCourteeners and Kasabian,UB40 as well as Russell Howard, multi-Grammy-winning Nile Rodgers & CHIC, The Who star Roger Daltrey, and British rock legends Def Leppard.
The fantastic awards were designed by Jamie Hewlett (Tankgirl and Gorillaz fame) and feature Jamie's unique style. The resin statue created from an original design by Jamie features a cast aluminium guitar and rests upon a wooden base. Each award is finished with a signature from Roger Daltrey who is patron of the remarkable charity.Once again, Creative Awards London would like to wish the very best to all involved with such a magnificent event and charity. For more information and to make a donation visit www.teenagecancertrust.org