Honorary patrons

Roger Daltrey CBE

Frontman of The Who, Roger is a longstanding patron and has been the driving force behind Teenage Cancer Trust's Royal Albert Hall concerts since they began in 1990.

Every year Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall raises essential funds to support the charity's work. I am incredibly proud of what we have already achieved and am inspired about what we will accomplish together.

Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to be part of many very memorable moments in the shows history. I have many fond memories such as playing a surprise support set for Richard Ashcroft with Paul Weller, Kelly Jones, Liam and Noel Gallagher; or seeing Little Britain’s first live performance and the Kaiser Chiefs opening up for Franz Ferdinand before taking the music world by storm.

Within these memories of unique collaborations and musical firsts are the faces of the incredible young people I have met. Over the years I have met many young people with cancer and like Teenage Cancer Trust, I believe that they shouldn’t have to stop being teenagers just because they have this disease. They have helped me understand that they are young people first – cancer patients second and I am always struck by their enthusiasm, positivism and their lust for life.

Sarah, Duchess of York

The Duchess has been Patron of Teenage Cancer Trust since we opened our first unit in 1990 at the Middlesex Hospital in London.
Since then she has opened most of the new units including Southampton Hospital in 2013, Great North Children's Hospital with Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice in 2010, and University College London with Princess Beatrice in 2006.

The Duchess is well recognised as a passionate advocate for wellness and education worldwide. She has also written a number of books including a 12 book series called ‘Helping Hands’ with Lloyds pharmacy and a four book children’s series about the adventures of Little Red. The Duchess was a Producer on the film ‘The Young Victoria’, released in the UK in March 2009.

Patrons

  • Alan Biggar
  • Sir John Beckwith CBE
  • Terry Brady
  • John Burns
  • Bill Curbishley
  • Peter de Savary
  • Richard Desmond
  • Nick Faldo
  • Ian Fletcher
  • Harvey Goldsmith CBE
  • Duncan Goodhew MBE
  • David Graff
  • Clive Jacobs
  • Bill Kenwright
  • Sir Ben Kingsley
  • Mark Knopfler OBE
  • Frank Lampard
  • Catherine Laidlaw
  • John Napier
  • Lady Parker
  • The Rt Hon Lord Pendry
  • Robert Rosenberg
  • Simon Silver
  • Geoff Squire OBE and Fiona Squire
  • Mike Tomkins
  • Paul Williams
  • Michael Watson MBE
  • Gerald and Vera Weisfeld