Friday 15th May 2020

Rock legends Bonnie Tyler and Lorraine Crosby have joined forces to raise funds for charity Teenage Cancer Trust with the release of a single ‘Through Thick And Thin’ (I’ll Stand By You), released on 15th May.
 
Tyler, who catapulted to worldwide fame with hits ‘Holding Out For A Hero’ and ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ is lifelong friend of Crosby, female duet partner on the 1993 Meatloaf classic ‘I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That).
 
The song is a rousing ballad that will bring the nation together during lockdown, with the lyrics having particular resonance during these times. But the song is also dedicated to the essential support that Teenage Cancer Trust offers across the UK to young people with cancer.
 
Each day, seven young people aged 13-24 yrs hear the words ‘you have cancer’. Teenage Cancer Trust’s specialist nurses, support teams, and hospital units work within the NHS to provide young people with expert care and support, throughout their cancer treatment and beyond. 
 
During the current crisis, young people with cancer are more isolated than ever, and the charity has been rapidly working behind the scenes to continue to offer them the support they need, whilst also working alongside NHS colleagues to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic.
 
Tyler and Crosby’s support for the Teenage Cancer Trust comes as the charity’s flagship annual week of fundraising shows at the Royal Albert Hall, bringing together artists and comedians to perform over 7 days and set to raise more than £1million, had to be cancelled in March due to the Coronavirus.
 
Bonnie Tyler commented:
“I couldn’t be more proud of my friend Lorraine’s idea of releasing this duet that we recorded years ago for Teenage Cancer Trust, and I’m happy for her to do so. I hope this single can help them to continue being there, through thick and thin.
 
”The lyrics say it all for right now, we all need to support each other through difficult times. If anyone needs a hero now, it’s young people with cancer. They’re going through some of the toughest moments of their lives, and support from Teenage Cancer Trust’s nurses and youth support teams is needed more than ever. Through thick and thin.”
 
Kate Collins, Chief Executive at Teenage Cancer Trust, said:
”We can’t thank Bonnie and Lorraine enough for their support. Cancer isn’t stopping for Coronavirus and neither is Teenage Cancer Trust - right now young people with cancer are feeling more isolated than ever and they’ve never needed us more.

“We rely on donations for all our work and our income this year could drop by as much as 50%. We’ve launched an urgent fundraising appeal so we can raise the £5m needed so we can continue our work in 2020. Thank you to Bonnie and Lorraine for standing by us, as we do for young people with cancer for as long as they need us.”

‘Through Thick And Thin’ (I’ll Stand By You), released by AWAL/Kobalt, is available from 15th May on iTunes and all digital platforms. 100% of all profits will go to Teenage Cancer Trust.

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Teenage Cancer Trust has launched a fundraising appeal to raise urgent funds. Visit https://teenagecancertrust.org/appeal to find out more.

For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:
Ruwani Purcell at Teenage Cancer Trust on 07958 222580 or ruwani.purcell@teenagecancertrust.org or Lauren Snaith on 07852 998234 or lauren.snaith@teenagecancertrust.org
For out of hours media enquiries, please contact the Duty Press Officer on 0757 225 1265.  
 
Notes to editors 
• To view the video for the single visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWF52V-NlvA&feature=youtu.be
 
About Teenage Cancer Trust
• Cancer isn’t stopping for Coronavirus and neither is Teenage Cancer Trust. The charity has launched an urgent fundraising appeal to raise £5 million to maintain its frontline services. Donate today: www.teenagecancertrust.org/donate
• Every day, seven young people in the UK aged 13 to 24 hear the words "you have cancer".
• Teenage Cancer Trust puts young people in the best possible place, physically, mentally and emotionally, for their cancer treatment and beyond. 
• We do it through our expert nurses, support teams, and hospital units. And we're the only UK charity dedicated to providing this specialised nursing care and support. 
• Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity: 1062559 (England & Wales), SC039757 (Scotland).