It’s great to see that one of our charities, Teenage Cancer Trust, has so much going on over the next few weeks to increase awareness and funds, despite the difficult circumstances.
Firstly, they are encouraging us all to dig out our best band t-shirts and join them on their recently launched YouTube channel, featuring exclusive and compelling music content to raise vital funds to support young people facing cancer across the UK.
‘Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen’ is an incredible archive of never-before-seen footage of live performances at the Royal Albert Hall through the years in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Driven by their patron, Roger Daltrey, a who’s who of world-class musical talent has played Teenage Cancer Trust’s gigs at the Royal Albert Hall over the last 20 years.
The music legends are stepping up once again, donating this exclusive footage to help make sure every young person with cancer can get support from specialist Teenage Cancer Trust nurses or youth support teams.
This content will be free for fans to view, but the artists and the charity are urging fans to donate whilst watching it.
With stellar artists including Ed Sheeran, Noel Gallagher, Pulp, Them Crooked Vultures, Muse, Paul Weller, Paul McCartney, Stereophonics, Rudimental, The Cure and, of course, The Who! There’s something for every true music fan, so get watching, listening and donating, so that young people with cancer get the support they deserve. Because in 2020 that vital support is at risk!
Teenage Cancer Trust have also been busy with the announcement that ‘Teenage Cancer Trust Connect’, their private social media network for young people with cancer went live on Monday 28th September.
This is a major step forward for the Teenage Cancer Trust and will enable them to deliver a blended mix of digital and face-to-face support which will be even more essential as further Coronavirus restrictions come into place. When fear and isolation feel unstoppable, young people facing cancer need dedicated nursing and support to get through it. The Launch of ‘Connect’ will ensure young people still get the crucial emotional support they need. With our help and support they’re able to continue getting young people through the toughest time of their lives.
They are also encouraging us to ‘Get Quizzical’, get a few friends together and challenge them to a virtual quiz. Taking part is simple, get your questions at the ready, nominate a quiz virtual-oso to be question master, set up your just giving page to collect your team entry fees, and have fun with your friends whilst raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust.
Every £30 you raise could help Teenage Cancer Trust to fund a specialist nurse for a whole hour. Why not make it a weekly quiz to continue helping them to be there for a young person with cancer, you could even make your 1st quiz a spooky Halloween theme. Register using this link to get your free fundraising pack. You might be all zoomed out or quizzed out. Don’t worry if you are, they have lots of other ideas you could try, so follow the link to find out more!