Naomi Campbell Announces her Save The Children x Fashion for Relief Event

Naomi Campbell Announces her Save The Children x Fashion for Relief Event

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Naomi Campbell Announces her Save The Children x Fashion for Relief Event

Naomi Campbell has announced that her Fashion for Relief event will raise money for Save The Children and its Syrian Crisis Relief fund. As mentioned in British Vogue, ITV’s This Morning, the Daily Mirror and Hello! Magazine, the event will be held in Cannes this May and comes after a visit to the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, where she witnessed first hand the work Save the Children is doing with child refugees.

In a letter published by British Vogue, Naomi Campbell discussed that despite the challenging circumstances, she was left inspired by the resilience and strength of the children and families she met. Their positivity, aspirations and hopes for the future seem undented despite everything they have been through.

To read her letter with British Vogue, click here.

Tickets to the Fashion for Relief event will go on sale from April 18th via TicketMaster France.

The Amy Winehouse Foundation Featured on BBC Two

The Amy Winehouse Foundation Featured on BBC Two

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The Amy Winehouse Foundation Featured on BBC Two

On Monday 20th February, BBC Two’s Victoria Derbyshire topical morning programme featured ‘Amy’s Place’ – the UK’s only dedicated women-only recovery centre for addiction for those under 30. Set up and ran by The Amy Winehouse Foundation, and instigated by Amy Winehouse’s step-mother Jane Winehouse, the programme is the first to explore the work the foundation is doing to help women of all ages to overcome both alcohol and drug addictions.

Mrs Winehouse, interviewed for the feature, said: “For a lot of them, all they could think about was, ‘If I have to go back to where I was before, I’m just not going to stand a chance.”

Set up in partnership with the housing provider Centra, in the London house each of the 16 occupants gets her own flat, paid for using housing benefit, where they can stay for up to two years. There is a strict policy of no drugs, no alcohol and no overnight guests and they must agree to random drugs tests. Additionally, the women must take part in activities outside the house that can help them stay clean and prepare them for living by themselves.

To see the full feature, click here.

Ed Sheeran Announced for the Teenage Cancer Trust Concert

Ed Sheeran Announced for the Teenage Cancer Trust Concert

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Ed Sheeran Joins Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall

Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall has announced that worldwide superstar Ed Sheeran has joined the already stellar line up of acts to perform at legendary Royal Albert Hall on 28th March.

With his 2017 UK tour already sold out, this is the perfect opportunity to catch Ed in concert in this one off gig. Ed’s hotly anticipated third album titled ‘÷’ (divide) will be released on 3rd March and with his Teenage Cancer Trust show at the Royal Albert Hall just weeks later, this show is one not to be missed.

“It’s an honour to be asked back by the Teenage Cancer Trust for their fundraising week of live gigs,” says Ed, “It’s such an important cause and one that I’m extremely proud to be a part of. See you on March 28 and let’s raise loads of money for young people with cancer!”

Completing the full line up for this year’s Teenage Cancer Trust week are The Who, Paul Weller, Pet Shop Boys with Johnny Marr, Olly Murs, plus an evening of comedy hosted by Romesh Ranganathan – with special guests Jo Brand, Kevin Bridges, Russell Kane, Mike Wilmott and Tom Allen.

Tickets go on sale 9am on Friday 17 February, and the event can be followed on social media with the following:

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MORE ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE COMEDY NIGHT OF THE YEAR

MORE ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE COMEDY NIGHT OF THE YEAR

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MORE ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE COMEDY NIGHT OF THE YEAR

An Evening Of Comedy for Teenage Cancer Trust is now jam packed with even more of the finest comedians the UK has to offer.

We are excited to announce that Seann Walsh, Russell Kane, Mike Wilmot and Tom Allen will be joining Romesh Ranganathan at The Royal Albert Hall this March, to complete an unbeatable line up of laughter.

The evening is already sold out, but a very limited number of choir seats to the left and right of the stage will be released to give more fans a chance to join in the fun. 

Already confirmed to support the amazing Romesh are two longstanding, stand up legends, Jo Brand and Kevin Bridges.  This is the event’s 17th year and it is set to be another special one. And, as ever, as well as welcoming some of the biggest music stars, Britain’s best-loved comedians join us for an evening of comedy in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Since 2000, numerous comedy stars have performed for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, helping to raising over £24 million. Those incredible shows have played a vital role in helping the charity to provide 28 specialist cancer units and over 60 nursing and support staff in NHS hospitals across the UK, making an incredible difference to young people diagnosed with cancer around the country. This year is shaping up to be one of the best yet with an amazing comedy line up that will add to an extraordinary legacy that has seen unique, once in a lifetime performances.

As well as welcoming comedy’s finest, Teenage Cancer Trust also brings you some of Britain’s biggest music legends: Alongside two special shows from The Who (March 30th and April 1st), Olly Murs, will perform for us for the first time (March 27th), Modfather and valued Teenage Cancer Trust supporter Paul Weller returns (March 31st) and the brilliant Pet Shop Boys (April 2nd) with guitar legend Johnny Marr and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra complete the line up of British music legends. 

For tickets, please click here.

Chrysalis Records releases a tribute single for the late MP Jo Cox

Chrysalis Records releases a tribute single for the late MP Jo Cox

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Chrysalis Records releases a tribute single for the late MP Jo Cox

A unique protest single is to be released by a group of music stars and MPs as a tribute to the late MP Jo Cox and her outstanding public service. Under the name ‘Friends of Jo Cox featuring MP4, Steve Harley, Ricky Wilson, KT Tunstall and David Gray,’ the single will be the first to be released on the iconic Chrysalis Records since the label came back into independent ownership earlier this year.

Sales from the song, a cover of the Rolling Stones classic ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ will raise funds for the launch of the Jo Cox Foundation established after her death. The song was chosen as it called for multiple singers and choirs, reflecting a message of togetherness. During a time of growing worldwide political upheaval and uncertainty, the song marks the need for unity and tolerance.

It will be released on December 16th.

As well as the four artists, Kevin Brennan, Sir Greg Knight, Pete Wishart and Ian Cawsey from cross-party parliamentary band MP4, recorded their vocals for the track to show their support. Members of the Parliament Choir and the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus also joined the stars in the studio to complete this inspiring round up.

Renowned producer Robin Millar, who has worked with countless artists including Sade, Big Country and Everything But The Girl produced the single.

Robin Millar said “This is essentially a protest record as we believe a piece of music can still make a statement. We wanted to create something to show that Jo Cox’s hugely selfless and energetic campaigning must live on through greater unity. 16 MPs from across the political spectrum took part alongside our artists to reflect Jo’s campaigning for Better Together. I hope by making this record we can both honour Jo and help work continue through the Foundation.”

Steve Harley said “I am not really a political animal. But Jo Cox was a cut above and her legacy should be celebrated. Mrs Cox was a truly special person, and the more I learn about her life and work, the more deeply I admire her.”

David Gray said “In an era of public disenchantment that has seen politics discredited by corruption scandals and characterized by political campaigns driven by hateful and divisive language, Jo Cox was that rare thing – someone you could believe in. A dedicated politician working at the heart of her community who believed in a politics of compassion and in building a fairer world. Her violent and untimely death was a tragedy for us all.”

KT Tunstall said “With Jo she was so obviously an incredibly bright light. It’s about coming together and doing something very celebratory in Jo’s honour.” 

Kevin Brennan MP said “MPs from all parties realise we should all try to be a bit more like Jo. The fact that so many people have given up their time for this project to support the causes she cared about shows that she leaves us all a legacy of hope for a better World.”

New acts announced for Teenage Cancer Trust 2017

New acts announced for Teenage Cancer Trust 2017

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New acts announced for Teenage Cancer Trust 2017

Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall returns for the event’s 17th Year and has a host of special acts to help celebrate. As well as The Who performing on March 30th, Olly Murs, Teenage Cancer Trust supporter Paul Weller and the iconic Pet Shop Boys (April 2nd) with guitar legend Johnny Marr and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, complete the 2017 line up.

Teenage Cancer Trust’s legendary comedy night will also take place with some of Britain’s best-loved comedians – hosted by Romesh Ranganathan, and will include guests Jo Brand and Kevin Bridges, plus more big names to be announced soon.

Since 2000, over 225 bands and artists have played Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, raising over £24 million. Those incredible shows have played a vital role in helping the charity to provide 28 specialist cancer units and over 60 nursing and support staff in NHS hospitals across the UK, making an incredible difference to young people diagnosed with cancer around the country.

The 100th show will be played, adding to an extraordinary legacy that has seen unique, once in a lifetime performances like Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn sharing a stage in 2013, Sir Paul McCartney in 2012, plus everyone from Muse to The Cure, Tinie Tempah, Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran, Kasabian, Stereophonics, Paul Weller, Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, Sir Tom Jones and many more. And, of course, some of the greatest concerts of the past 20 years from The Who.

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Monday 27 March: Olly Murs

Wednesday 29 March: An evening of comedy hosted by Romesh Ranganathan – with special guests Jo Brand and Kevin Bridges, plus more names to be announced

Thursday 30 March: *100th Show* – The Who Play Tommy

Friday 31 March: Paul Weller

Saturday 1 April: The Who Play Tommy

Sunday 2 April: Pet Shop Boys with Johnny Marr and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

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Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 2nd December from:

gigsandtours.com – 0844 811 0051

ticketmaster.co.uk – 0844 844 0444

royalalberthall.com – 0845 401 5030

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STARS COME OUT FOR THE PRIDE OF BRITAIN AWARDS 2016

STARS COME OUT FOR THE PRIDE OF BRITAIN AWARDS 2016

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STARS COME OUT FOR THE PRIDE OF BRITAIN AWARDS 2016

From Sir Cliff Richard to Professor Stephen Hawking, the Pride of Britain Awards 2016 was the place to be seen. Sponsored by TSB, the Daily Mirror event was held at Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane and honoured Britain’s unsung heroes who have been nominated by the public and awarded by the events judges.

To see who won an award and who was there, visit the Pride of Britain website here.

INCREDIBLE WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT THE ANIMAL HERO AWARDS 2016

INCREDIBLE WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT THE ANIMAL HERO AWARDS 2016

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INCREDIBLE WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT THE ANIMAL HERO AWARDS 2016

The Animal Hero Awards recognises and celebrates the most inspiring examples of bravery, dedication and resilience in the animal world. This year’s ceremony was hosted by Amanda Holden, at The Grosvenor Hotel on Wednesday 7th September.

The Daily Mirror joined forces with the UK’s leading animal welfare charity, the RSPCA to pick the most inspiring animals along with the individuals and teams who have shown outstanding commitment to improving their lives. Some incredible winners were chosen this year from across 12 different categories, including Rescue Animal of The Year and Vet of The Year.

Guests at the ceremony included Alesha Dixon, Dr Brian May, Lucy Watson, Paul O’Grady, Laura Whitmore and Tom Fletcher.

Find out more about the Animal Hero Awards 2016 here.

THE AMY WINEHOUSE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES ITS 5TH ANNIVERSARY

THE AMY WINEHOUSE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES ITS 5TH ANNIVERSARY

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THE AMY WINEHOUSE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES ITS 5TH ANNIVERSARY

 

The Amy Winehouse Foundation is celebrating its 5th birthday at Camden Market on Wednesday 13th September.

There will be live music, food stalls, and Amy Winehouse-themed nail art stations, as well as the opportunity to learn more about the work the foundation does with local disadvantaged young people.

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Amy Winehouse Foundation launches ‘Amy’s Place’.

Amy Winehouse Foundation launches ‘Amy’s Place’.

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Amy Winehouse Foundation launches 'Amy's Place'.

The Amy Winehouse Foundation has teamed up with Centra Care and Support to provide a new women-only recovery house for those overcoming drug and alcohol addiction.

Opening in East London on Monday 22nd August, the house will pioneer a programme that addresses the specialist needs of female addicts, which are often more complex than their male counterparts. The project also highlights the need for a new approach to support female addicts.

Named ‘Amy’s Place’, the house will provide a lasting legacy of support for women to reintegrate into society with the best possible opportunity of sustaining their recovery and building a fulfilling life.

Amy’s Place will be one of the only projects in the country to bridge the gap between women leaving addiction treatment services and finding independent accommodation. Women in recovery are often overcoming abusive histories and need a safe place to recover before embarking on a new life.

Jane Winehouse of the Amy Winehouse Foundation said: “This project will make such a profound difference to so many young women, enabling them to have a safe environment in which to re-build their lives and put into practice all the learning they have acquired through their treatment journey. Fresh starts are difficult to make; full of challenges, but at Amy’s Place we will give young women the tools and support to help them make this a reality.

There is a huge lack of support to meet the needs of women in this area and we hope ‘Amy’s Place’ will show just how much more effective we can be.”

For more information, click here.

Yusuf / Cat Stevens Launches a Campaign for Child Refugees with London Concert

Yusuf / Cat Stevens Launches a Campaign for Child Refugees with London Concert

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Yusuf / Cat Stevens Launches a Campaign for Child Refugees with London Concert

Legendary singer/songwriter Yusuf / Cat Stevens today launches a campaign to help child refugees in Europe with a charity gig on 14th June at London’s Central Hall, Westminster, and the release of a unique single, He Was Alone.

Yusuf’s charity, Small Kindness is partnering with charities Save the Children and Penny Appeal to raise funds to help people who have made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe in search of safety. More than 1 million people arrived on European shores in 2015, including 95,000 children who were registered as travelling alone without their parents to care for them.

“While the world faces incomprehensible numbers and statistics created by the refugee crisis the tragedy and story of a single soul gets missed. It was difficult to stand by just watching this tragedy without trying to do something. I simply decided to help humanize the narrative and lend my voice to the call for keeping hearts and doors open to every refugee, especially youngsters, who have lost what future they might have once hoped for,” says Yusuf / Cat Stevens.

Many of the children who have risked everything to reach Europe know nothing more than conflict, violence and forced displacement. Their current deplorable conditions offer little hope for their futures as they waste the best years of their lives in refugee camps, detention centres and behind border fences and walls. As a result, refugee children are five times less likely to attend school than other children in the countries in which they are displaced, so Save the Children is calling for international governments to commit to ensuring that no child refugee is out of school for more than a month.

Kirsty McNeill, Executive Director of Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns at Save the Children says: We cant thank Yusuf/Cat Stevens enough for helping us to raise invaluable funds and awareness of the situation that child refugees across Europe are facing. With the average length of displacement for a refugee estimated at 17 years almost an entire childhood public awareness and campaigns such as Yusufs / Cat Stevens are essential to helping child refugees have the chance of an education and a future.

Watch He Was Alone here:  http://www.smallkindness.org.uk

The support for this cause has also been strengthened by a growing list of celebrities and stars, including Ricky Gervais, Steve McQueen, Naomi Campbell, Emma Thompson, Pete Townsend, Bob Geldof, Gary Kemp, Naomie Harris, Ben Elton, Kim Kardashian West, Khloe Kardashian, Blondie, Jude Law, New Order, Eliza Doolittle, Ronan Keating, Sheryl Crow, Omid Djalili, Queen and Miley Cyrus’ Happy Hippie Foundation. 

You can help our campaign by using the hashtag #youarenotalone on social media, buying a ticket for the concert or simply donating whatever possible towards the appeal at the following charities:

Tickets on sale here: www.ticketmaster.co.uk

http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/about-us/emergencies/child-refugee-crisis-appeal

http://www.smallkindness.org.uk/

http://www.pennyappeal.org.uk/

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SHAYNE WARD JOINS SOCCER AID

SHAYNE WARD JOINS SOCCER AID

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SHAYNE WARD JOINS SOCCER AID

Shayne Ward is taking part in this year’s Soccer Aid at Old Trafford on Sunday, 5th June. Playing as part of the Rest of the World team, Shayne will be joined on the pitch with celebrities such as Olly Murs, John Bishop, Michael Sheen, Patrick Kielty and many others to raise awareness for Unicef.  For your chance to be part of the action, purchase your tickets for this Sunday’s game here.

FATMAN SCOOP RUNS FOR SPORT RELIEF!

FATMAN SCOOP RUNS FOR SPORT RELIEF!

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FATMAN SCOOP RUNS FOR SPORT RELIEF!

After taking part in this month’s 52 hour football game, Fatman Scoop pulled on his running shoes to join other famous faces for Sport Relief.  Running 3 miles in Stratford, London, Fatman Scoop successfully completed his run along with celebrities such as Danny Dyer, Greg James and Danny Hatchard.

If you would like to get involved in Sport Relief, check out their website here.

Fatman Scoop joins a five-a-side game of football for Sport Relief

Fatman Scoop joins a five-a-side game of football for Sport Relief

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Fatman Scoop joins a five-a-side game of football for Sport Relief

Fatman Scoop joined Robbie Savage and Alan Shearer for a 57-hour five-a-side game of football for Sport Relief.

Hosted outside the BBC MediaCityUK in Salford, the players continued day and night and even through snow to raise a total of £370,592!

BBC Sport were there to show their support and talk football to Scoop in between matches.  Watch his interview with 1Xtra DJ Nick Bright here.

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Shayne Ward is the face of this year’s Dechox

Shayne Ward is the face of this year’s Dechox

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Shayne Ward is the face of this year's Dechox

Shayne Ward has been named the face of this year’s DECHOX! From March 1st, Shayne will give up Chocolate for one month! Why not join him and give up chocolate to help raise £1 million for British Heart Foundation.

Find out more information here.