Tuesday 8th November 2016

Roger Daltrey CBE, founding member of The Who, solo artist and tireless Teenage Cancer Trust Patron, was honoured with the Music Industry Trusts Award (MITS) as the event celebrated 25 years of raising money and supporting The BRIT Trust and Nordoff Robbins. The award was presented to Roger by Jeremy Clarkson in recognition of his contribution to music and entertainment industry and charitable causes.

Hosted by Jo Whiley, the evening featured a series of live performances from Keane frontman Tom Chaplin, The Shires and The Wilko Johnson Band who were joined by Roger Daltrey. The night also featured a tribute video celebrating Roger's efforts with personal messages from Robert Plant, Paul Weller, Roger Taylor, Sir Peter Blake, founder member of Teenage Cancer Trust Dr. Adrian Whiteson and Bill Curbishley and Robert Rosenberg.

This year the MITS celebrated its 25th anniversary, and since 1992 has honoured some of the greatest musicians, performers and music industry luminaries while raising raised over £5.5million charity.

Siobhan Dunn, Chief Executive Officer of Teenage Cancer Trust, said:

Huge congratulations to Roger on receiving this fantastic award. Roger is the most extraordinary champion of young people with cancer both in the UK through his tireless work with Teenage Cancer Trust, and now in the USA through the new charity he has helped to establish, Teen Cancer America. He is a long-standing Honorary Patron of Teenage Cancer Trust and created the phenomenon that is Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall – our flagship annual fundraiser. Since the first ‘The Who and Friends’ performance in 2000, over 225 bands and artists have performed, raising over £24 million.

Roger has been central to the growth of Teenage Cancer Trust, helping us provide 28 specialist cancer units and over 60 nursing and support staff in NHS hospitals across the UK. Roger is constantly using his influence and profile to shine a spotlight on all aspects of Teenage Cancer Trust's work, including travelling the length and breadth of the UK visiting young people with cancer, and championing our work at every possible opportunity. We’re incredibly proud to have Roger in the Teenage Cancer Trust family.

The Music Industry Trusts Award is sponsored by Spotify, PPL, Ingenious Media and SJM.

Photos: John Marshall - jmenternational.com