CHOSEN CHARITY 2011 - 2012

TEENAGE CANCER TRUST

ABOUT THE CAUSE

Around six young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. Teenage Cancer Trust are a UK based charity dedicated to treating and supporting teens from the moment they hear the word 'cancer.' They bring young people together so they can be treated together, by teenage cancer experts, in the best place for them.

Teenage Cancer Trust grew out of the dedication and passion of a group of women who discovered the plight of teenagers with cancer by chance. Whilst fundraising for a children's intensive care heart unit at Guy's Hospital, London, they met a mother whose son developed cancer at 13. He was treated at times in a childrens ward or alongside old people - making the experience far worse for him.

The women went on to raise funds to build the very first Teenage Cancer Trust unit at the Middlesex Hospital in London in 1990.

Teenage Cancer TrustEveryone has been affected by cancer, everyone
WHY WE DO IT
100% of the profits go to the charity. We don't take a penny

Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity that is close to our hearts. In 2011 a close family member of Joe and a close friend of us all was diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and was supported by the charity. This gave us all the opportunity to see first hand the amazing work this charity and its people do and we knew we had to help.

We wanted a way to raise money for the charity that would be popular with people across the world and that teens could relate too. Music was the answer.

Pierpoint Records gives 100% of the profits the the charity, not one of us takes a single penny. we do this because we believe in the cause, not to make money.

WHO WE ARE
Joe Lewis
@joerobertlewis
Melanie Meek
@MelanieMeek
Lee Thomas
@therealleet
Ema Oliver
@emaargh
A small team with big ambitions
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