Bloodstock is very happy to announce that this year’s official charity is Teenage Cancer Trust.
Every day six young people in the UK are told they have cancer. Usually placed on a children’s ward or with elderly patients, young people often feel extremely isolated when facing a cancer diagnosis, never meeting another young person going through the same thing. Teenage Cancer Trust believe teenagers shouldn’t stop being teenagers because they have cancer, so fund and build specialist units in NHS hospitals that allow young people to be treated together with others their own age, in an environment suited to their needs. Teenage Cancer Trust units aren’t like ordinary cancer wards. Their home-from-home atmosphere helps create a sense of normality. The state-of-the-art units are bright and vibrant and will often include things like pool tables, jukeboxes, games consoles, computers and webcams, ensuring they can keep in touch with family friends outside hospital. Alongside all of this is a medical team of teenage cancer specialists whose knowledge creates a body of expertise that’s second to none. Teenage Cancer Trust receive no government funding and rely solely on voluntary donations. There are currently 17 Teenage Cancer Trust units within the United Kingdom – the aim is to build enough so that every young person suffering from cancer is able to be treated on one of these wards.
There will be a charity donation of £10 at the box office for those festival-goers who are on the guestlist – though not compulsory every penny helps! Also to help raise funds Lemmy from Sunday evening headliners Motorhead will be signing a Vintage White Yamaha BB424X bass that Teenage Cancer Trust will auction off via their eBay page. More details on that to come soon!
If you’re going to the festival and feel like helping out a good cause please text TEEN to 70300. Texts cost £3 and your standard message rate. 100% of your donation goes to Teenage Cancer Trust.