Pete Mckee has raised £46,686 for Teenage Cancer Trust with the sales of his limited edition screen prints inspired by The Who, Paul Weller, Pet Shop Boys and Ed Sheeran, to commemorate the charity’s 100th show at the Royal Albert Hall earlier this year.
The four artists performed at this year’s fundraising concerts, providing the inspiration for limited edition prints, all of which were signed by the artists and Pete. Each print went on sale the morning after the act’s performance, and were limited to 50 copies.
Pete is a longstanding supporter of Teenage Cancer Trust, and has created exclusive print runs to raise funds for the charity over the years, inspired by artists including Noel Gallagher, Stereophonics, New Order, The Vaccines, and David Gilmore. He has paid visits to Teenage Cancer Trust units in London and his home town Sheffield, where the unit is based within Weston Park Hospital.
Pete said, ‘’I’m utterly blown away and over whelmed by the amount we have managed to raise for Teenage Cancer Trust this year. Thanks have to go to the brilliant bands, their fans and both my team and the staff at the charity for making this total amount happen. I love Teenage Cancer Trust and Mr Daltrey, their enthusiasm and passion for the charity and those who ultimately benefit from the money raised is amazing. But more importantly those who have to battle with such a terrible illness at such a painfully young age deserve all the credit and love, because their power, resilience, and optimism, are
Jane Ashton, Head of Music and Entertainment for Teenage Cancer Trust said, “It's been an absolute pleasure to work so closely with Pete over the years, and his support is such an asset to the charity. This year's prints were particularly special, symbolising our 100th show at the Royal Albert Hall, and he';s created something that people can keep to savour that memory whilst all the money goes back to the charity. It's an exclusive and collectable memoir that people were queuing to buy! He's found a really imaginative way to help young people with cancer, which is really inspiring. We would like tosay a huge thank you to Pete and the artists who performed, without them, this amazing initiative wouldn't happen year on year. ”
Each year, around 220 young people from across Yorkshire and The Humber are diagnosed with cancer. Across the UK, 7 are diagnosed every day. Currently Teenage Cancer Trust reaches around half of young people with cancer. The charity is building a wider Nursing & Support Service within the NHS to help all young people, wherever they receive treatment.