Teenage Cancer Trust has some incredible celebrity ambassadors who always go the extra mile in helping us raise awareness of our work with young people who are diagnosed with cancer. They get involved in a number of ways, visiting patients on our units, taking part in fundraising events and supporting our awareness campaigns and regional appeals.
Noel has been a fantastic supporter of the charity for many years and he has played at many of the Royal Albert Hall concerts.
Shane Meadows and Mark Herbert
BAFTA winning writer/director and producer team Shane Meadows and Mark Herbert, recently revealed their latest project; a short film for Teenage Cancer Trust. The film coincides with the news that the pair have become official ambassadors for Teenage Cancer Trust.
SM: “If anyone I cared about needed treatment for cancer in their teenage years, I would do anything I could to get them treated in a Teenage Cancer Trust unit. The only way to ensure every young person who needs their help get’s it, is to support the Teenage Cancer Trust.”
MH:” I cannot tell you how blown away I have been at the importance of the work they do. They keep the spirits up of the teenagers and their families, and make a traumatic time better.”
Jack Harries from JacksGap is a YouTube vlogging sensation and filmmaker, who along with his twin brother and friends raised over £107,000 for us travelling across India. Find out more about their adventures and the incredible amount they raised as a result.
Jack said: “I’m incredibly excited and honoured to have been given the opportunity to represent Teenage Cancer Trust as an ambassador. The work they are doing for young people around the country is incredible and is, in every sense of the word, life-changing. It’s something that is very important to myself and relates directly to a large part of the audience that consume the content on our channel. I’m excited to carry on producing work that aims to raise money and awareness for this wonderful cause.”
Check out our video of Jack introducing himself while visiting the young people on our unit at University College Hospital London.
Brit band, Lawson, have been announced as our latest ambassadors. To celebrate their new role they invited 50 current and former cancer patients to Rhyl, Wales, for a special private performance with never-before-heard songs.
Andy Brown, lead singer and guitarist said: “I was diagnosed with a brain tumour when I was 19. It was a tough time in my life but surviving has changed my whole perspective. We named the band after my doctor, Dr Lawson, who saved my life. Teenage Cancer Trust is an amazing charity and their units are phenomenal. It was brilliant meeting so many current and former patients today, they are truly inspirational.”
Example’s been a keen supporter since headlining a night at our 2012 Royal Albert Hall shows. Since then he has personally raised over £20,000 and has visited various Teenage Cancer Trust units across the UK to meet young cancer patients.
He said, “When Teenage Cancer Trust asked me to be an ambassador I was honoured! After meeting many of the young people at my Royal Albert Hall show and visiting five of the units to see the work they do first hand, there was no way I could refuse. It’s important to feel like an individual rather than a patient and to meet other young people who you can relate to and Teenage Cancer Trust makes this happen.”
Dynamo has supported the charity for many years and we are now proud to announce he has become an Ambassador.
Dynamo said: “I’m so proud to be part of this charity. Having spent a lot of time in hospital myself when I was a teenager I can really appreciate how having a charity like Teenage Cancer Trust is so beneficial, especially at a time when illness could make you feel so isolated.”
Tony Award winning actor Eddie Redmayne has announced his new role as Ambassador. Having been involved with the charity for years, Eddie confirmed his support during a visit to Teenage Cancer Trust’s specialist unit in London.
Judd Trump and Jack Lisowski
Jack and Judd have already supported the charity on several occasions and have now confirmed their support by agreeing to become Ambassadors.
Both Jack and Judd say 'We are delighted to be Teenage Cancer Trust Official Ambassadors. We will do anything we can to help the charity support young people with cancer across the UK.'
Jack adds 'When I was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago, I didn't have access to the amazing facilities that Teenage Cancer Trust offers. It definitely would have made my experience a lot less painful. This is a very worthwhile course and one I’m really pleased to be supporting.'
Caroline has been involved with Teenage Cancer Trust for a number of years, visiting young people with cancer in the charity’s specialist units, and compering the Florence + the Machine night at the charity’s annual Concerts For Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall.
Paul has been a long term supporter, he took part in the very first Royal Albert Hall show in 2000 and has been a strong supporter every since.
T4 presenter Jameela Jamil - she has been fantastic in her support of us and we are delighted to have her on board as an Ambassador.
Liam has been a fantastic, long term supporter of the charity and has performed at many Royal Albert Hall nights.
Harry Judd, the drummer with McFly, is a long term supporter of Teenage Cancer Trust, and we are thrilled to have him as an Ambassador.
Kelly has been a fantastic, long term supporter of the charity and has performed at many Royal Albert Hall nights.
Nicholas Hoult of About a Boy, Skins, and film A Single Man, Nick has been involved with Teenage Cancer Trust since 2009. He became an Ambassador for the charity in 2010. Watch him in our Shunburn 2010 campaign...
Kasabian have been supporters of Teenage Cancer Trust for many years, they have helped raise a significant amount of funds for the charity.
X Factor winner Joe McElderry became an Ambassador and Regional Patron. Joe said: "I am truly honored to be an ambassador and North-East patron. Teenage Cancer Trust has achieved so much in Newcastle and across the UK, and I hope I can help raise awareness and support for such a great cause."
Comedian Noel Fielding is a fantastic, long term supporter of the charity and has performed at many Royal Albert Hall comedy nights.