BIMM is delighted to announce that we have selected Teenage Cancer Trust as our official charity partner.
The partnership officially launches on World Cancer Day, February 4th 2019, a fitting date to start a relationship that will benefit young people affected by cancer throughout the UK. Student associations and event teams in each of our five UK colleges will be hosting a range of fund raising activities with an initial target of £5000.
BIMM’s COO, David Jones-Owen said: “We regularly support charitable causes local to our seven Colleges across the UK and Europe and we are committed to fundraising for organisations where we feel we can make a real difference to the lives of young people.
I’m personally very excited that our students and staff will be working together with fundraising efforts over the coming years and I’m very much looking forward to seeing the partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust evolve into a successful, long term relationship.”
This partnership is a very special one as both BIMM Institute and Teenage Cancer Trust enjoy the patronage of Roger Daltrey CBE, the legendary frontman of The Who.
Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall was conceived and curated by Daltrey, who still plays a vital role in making the live music shows happen. 2019’s events will feature headline performances from Rudimental, Take That, Doves, The Script, Tom Grennan and Levellers. These iconic performers form part of the line-up of the 19th year of gigs for the charity, with the events kicking off on Monday 25th March.
This year, BIMM event management student Amelia Myers is interning at the event and there are plans to have student support for many more Teenage Cancer Trust activities throughout the year.
“I knew this internship would be a great opportunity to be involved in a great cause, whilst gaining first class experience from professionals in the events industry.” Said Amelia. “Teenage Cancer Trust are such a great charity and work really hard to support young people. This internship will help me with my future goals as I’ll gain good contacts and learn new skills. I am an aspiring event manager, so I am learning in the right place.”
Helen Farquharson, Regional Fundraising Manager for Teenage Cancer Trust in the South East added:
“We’re delighted to be working with the BIMM Institute to support young people with cancer. Our partnership is a perfect fit as Teenage Cancer Trust is fortunate to have a history of incredible support from music partners and artists. We’re looking forward to an exciting year ahead with the staff and students at BIMM Institute colleges across the UK. Together we can make sure no young person has to face cancer alone.”
BIMM will soon announce various fundraising events for Teenage Cancer Trust along with details on how to donate to this important cause.
For more information about Teenage Cancer Trust, please contact: Helen Farquharson, [email protected]
For more information about BIMM, please contact Mel Thornton, [email protected] Tel: 08442 626666.