Tuesday 20th June 2017
The 4 artists performed at this year’s shows, providing the inspiration for limited edition prints, all of which were signed by the artists and Pete. Each print went on sale the morning after the act’s performance, and were limited to 50 copies.
Pete is a longstanding supporter of Teenage Cancer Trust, and has created exclusive print runs to raise funds for the charity over the years, inspired by artists including Noel Gallagher, Stereophonics, New Order, The Vaccines, and David Gilmore. He has paid visits to Teenage Cancer Trust units in London and his home town Sheffield, where the unit is based within Weston Park Hospital.
I’m utterly blown away and over whelmed by the amount we have managed to raise for Teenage Cancer Trust this year. Thanks have to go to the brilliant bands, their fans and both my team and the staff at the charity for making this total amount happen. I love Teenage Cancer Trust and Mr Daltrey, their enthusiasm and passion for the charity and those who ultimately benefit from the money raised is amazing. But more importantly those who have to battle with such a terrible illness at such a painfully young age deserve all the credit and love, because their power, resilience, and optimism, are inspiring.
Jane Ashton, Head of Music and Entertainment for Teenage Cancer Trust said: "It's been an absolute pleasure to work so closely with Pete over the years, and his support is such an asset to the charity. This year's prints were particularly special, symbolising our 100th show at the Royal Albert Hall, and he's created something that people can keep to savour that memory whilst all the money goes back to the charity. It's an exclusive and collectable memoir that people were queuing to buy! He's found a really imaginative way to help young people with cancer, which is really inspiring. We would like to say a huge thank you to Pete and the artists who performed, without them, this amazing initiative wouldn't happen year on year."