LIAM MEETS INSPIRATIONAL TEENAGERS AT TEENAGE CANCER TRUST UNIT
Liam Gallagher visited the Great North Children's Hospital Teenage Cancer Trust Unit in Newcastle today to meet with patients and staff.
Whilst there, Liam presented a cheque for £40K on behalf of his Pretty Green label. The charitable donation came from the sales of a limited edition t-shirt Liam designed earlier in the year.
Talking of his visit, Liam says:
"Those young people are inspirational, I hope that this makes a difference to them and that it has helped raise awareness of teenage cancer. Teenage Cancer Trust is Pretty Green's chosen charity and we will continue to support them."
Liam and the team from Pretty Green would like to thank everyone who purchased the Limited Edition Teenage Cancer Trust t-shirt and pin badge package.
Andy Bell (Beady Eye) also accompanied Liam on this visit.
Teenage Cancer Trust Nurses deliver new opportunities and excellent services for young people with cancer and their families.
Background to the Great Northern Children's Hospital:
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie officially opened Teenage Cancer Trust’s new state-of-the-art unit in Newcastle in May 2010. They were joined by The Who frontman Roger Daltrey CBE and local star Joe McElderry.
The unit is the result of a £1.7 million fundraising appeal and will provide care for 13 to 18 year olds with cancer from across the North East and Cumbria.
The new unit in Newcastle includes 10 in-patient beds and will provide a home from home for many young people and their families. Unlike ‘ordinary’ hospital wards, it has been designed specifically with teenagers in mind. It includes a recreational room, kitchen and dining area, a study, parents’ room and kitchen, a complementary therapy room and chill out zone plus access to media facilities such as the internet, TV and music.