LONDON, December 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Ethical beauty retailer The Body Shop is excited to announce it will be the official headline sponsor of the Teenage Cancer Trust concert series at the Royal Albert Hall in March 2013.
Both The Body Shop and Teenage Cancer Trust are committed to changing lives through positive activism and building self-esteem. They share the belief that Beauty is about looking good, feeling good and doing good and the concert series provides the perfect platform to bring this to life.
"The Body Shop is incredibly proud to be supporting Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall this year. The shows are a key event in the British music calendar and we're looking forward to bringing our mantra of Beauty With Heart to life through this fantastic collaboration and exciting week of music and comedy."
- Simon Coble, General Manager, The Body Shop (UK)
Since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, the Royal Albert Hall has become one of Britain's most treasured and iconic buildings, playing centre stage for many world-leading artists from around the globe. This electrifying event will host a series of activities by The Body Shop both backstage and front-of-house to bring to life Beauty With Heart.
Teenage Cancer Trust has announced the stellar line-up for their annual concert series at the Royal Albert Hall, taking place from 19th to 24th March 2013.
Tuesday 19th RYAN ADAMS plus special guest BETH ORTON Wednesday 20th An evening of comedy with RUSSELL BRAND and NOEL FIELDING and very special guests Thursday 21st PRIMAL SCREAM Friday 22nd KASABIAN Saturday 23rd NOEL GALLAGHER including DAMON ALBARN & GRAHAM COXON Sunday 24rd RIZZLE KICKS & LABRINTH
Teenage Cancer Trust's patron and The Who front man, Roger Daltrey CBE, has been the driving force behind the concerts for over 12 years. For the first time this year, Roger worked alongside another longstanding supporter of Teenage Cancer Trust, Noel Gallagher, to handpick the incredible line-up that reads like a who's who of the rock world.
On asking Noel to curate, Roger Daltrey said: "Who's a lucky boy then! I AM! As I am in the middle of a six-month tour of the US with The Who, I was very concerned that I would not find the time to curate next year's Teenage Cancer Trust shows at the Royal Albert Hall. So it's with great pride and relief that I'm able to thank Noel Gallagher, who has supported me from day one of these concerts, for standing in for me and arranging the artists for the shows next March, and he has pulled together a fantastic line-up that promises to be another great success for the charity."
12 years of concerts have raised over £15million for Teenage Cancer Trust, making a massive difference to the lives of thousands of young people with cancer across the UK. All money raised has helped the charity to build more specialist teenage cancer units in NHS hospitals across the UK, allowing young people to be treated together with others their own age, in an environment suited to their needs.
Tickets, from £25.00 (plus booking fee), will be available from 9.30am on Friday 7th December 2012 and can be purchased from the following outlets:
Support acts will be announced soon, see http://www.teenagecancertrust.org for details.
This spectacular event is just the tip of the iceberg...
Watch this space!
Twitter: @TheBodyShopUK, #BeautyWithHeart
NOTES TO EDITORS
About The Body Shop
The Body Shop International plc is the original, naturally-inspired and ethical beauty brand, with over 2,700 stores in over 60 markets worldwide. The Body Shop seeks out wonderful natural ingredients from all four corners of the globe to deliver products bursting with effectiveness, to enhance your natural beauty. By striving to use the planet's resources wisely, The Body Shop searches for outstanding natural materials and ingredients from across the globe to include in its range of products. The Body Shop is proud to have been the first beauty brand to have brought the benefits of fair trade to the beauty industry through its own unique Community Fair Trade programme, to have introduced 100% recycled packaging, and to raise funds and awareness on key issues of the day, including the sex trafficking of the most vulnerable in our society, children and young people.
The Body Shop has received the recognition of organisations including the British RSPCA, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, having been proudly awarded the prestigious RSPCA 'Lifetime Achievement Award 2009', "in recognition of the significant contribution the company has made in helping to achieve a ban on animal testing and in particular the work carried out by its late founder Dame Anita Roddick". In addition The Body Shop is pleased its products continue to win illustrious awards and accolades internationally. The brand continues to be cited as an 'ethical' and 'green brand'.
About Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall
Roger Daltrey has worked tirelessly year on year to secure the best line-up for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall. Amongst those that have appeared are Jimmy page and Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, Pulp, Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher Paul Weller, Oasis, Depeche Mode, Coldplay, Eric Clapton, The Cure, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Stereophonics, Kasabian, Suede, The Specials, Madness, Keane, Kaiser Chefs, Franz Ferdinand, Goldfrapp, Tom Jones, Jools Holland, Them Crooked Vultures, Razorlight, Bloc party, Biffy Clyro, Duffy, Antony and the Johnsons, Florence + the Machine, Squeeze, Beady Eye, Editors, Tinie Tempah and Jessie J. The shows have also played host to the cream of British comedy, including Ricky Gervais, Little Britain, Horne and Corden, Steve Coogan, Peter Kay, Jimmy Carr, Rhod Gilbert, Simon Pegg, Russell Brand, Noel Fielding, John Bishop, Kevin Bridges, Greg Davies, Miranda Hart and Jason Manford.
About Teenage Cancer Trust
Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the six young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. We build specialist units within NHS hospitals bringing young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them. We want every young person with cancer to have access to this specialist support, no matter where they live.
Traditionally treated alongside children or elderly patients at the end of their lives, young people can feel extremely isolated during treatment, some never meeting another young person with cancer. Being treated alongside others their own age can make a huge difference to their whole experience.
Teenage Cancer Trust also educates young people and health professionals about cancer to ensure a swift diagnosis and referral to specialist support. Cancer in young people is rare but we want young people to know the common signs and symptoms so they can seek medical advice if they are worried.
SOURCE The Body Shop