Teenage Cancer Trust and me
We linked March of the Mods to Teenage Cancer Trust for two reasons really; the first was our passion for live music events, and the second was to try and help the charity with the work it does for young people with their own passion for life.
When you see over 200 bands, DJs and countless working class people giving up their time for free to make our month of live music events happen for charity you have to feel proud. The aim will always be to see the young people that the charity have helped being fit enough to join in that fun. Teenage Cancer Trust gives March of the Mods a purpose and with that comes hope for us all.
During the month of March we undertake a mod-inspired fundraising campaign up and down the country to raise money and the profile of Teenage Cancer Trust.
March of the Mods was just an idea 2 and a half years ago. Having realised there was a distinct lack of Mod fundraising events and initiatives my idea was born and we chose Teenage Cancer Trust as the beneficiary because of our links to Roger Daltrey, Teenage Cancer Trust’s patron.
March of the Mods began to grow and before I knew it 17 events had been organised in 2013 raising £50,000. In 2014 29 events took place raising over £100,000 and momentum continues to grow around the campaign. 2015 is set to be even bigger with 33 events already booked in as well as a new set of events names ‘Acoustic August’.