We’re really excited to announce that Teenage Cancer Trust are one of Warped UK’s chosen charities this year and there are plenty of ways you can get involved to support this amazing cause.
Teenage Cancer Trust are 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. They build specialist units within NHS hospitals, bringing young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them. Teenage Cancer Trust want every young person with cancer to have access to this specialist support, no matter where they live. There are currently 23 Teenage Cancer Trust units across the country.
So how are you able to support them? Well, Lostprophets are giving fans the unique opportunity to add to their set list. There are five songs to choose from via text vote (with proceeds going to Teenage Cancer Trust). The song with the highest number of votes will be performed by the band as they close Warped Tour UK. The performance will be filmed exclusively by Punktastic and hosted on the site for fans to watch, so everyone can vote for their favourite.
Guitarist Mike Lewis says: “All of the songs we picked – some of them we’ve only played once or twice live over the past 12 years – they’re tracks that a lot of people ask us to play. We figured it would be a big deal for us to choose these because it’s finally giving our fans the chance to dictate which one they truly want to hear most. Teenage Cancer Trust is such an amazing charity. Everyone in the band has had someone close to them deal with a cancer-related tragedy at some point, so it’s a cause that’s really important to us. We’re happy to support it in whatever way we can.”
The full song listings and text numbers are as follows:
LPS01 – Lucky You
LPS02 – Darkest Blue
LPS03 – Broken Hearts, Torn Up Letters and the Story of a Lonely Girl
LPS04 – A Million Miles
LPS05 – Weapon
To choose a song text the code you want to 70300. For example, for ‘Lucky You’ text LPS01 to 70300. Fans can vote as many times as they like. Entries will be counted up until midday on Monday 5th November and the winning song will be announced on Tuesday 6th. Text messages cost £1 plus your standard network rate. Teenage Cancer Trust will receive £1 from every text.
Teenage Cancer Trust will also have a stand on-site with signings from some of the artists performing, a raffle to win an exclusive Warped UK prize and their T-shirt Amnesty – feel free to drop off your old and unwanted band T-shirts and potentially pick up a bargain in the process! For more information about Teenage Cancer Trust’s involvement visit the website.
You can also pick up the official Warped UK playlist in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust from fairsharemusic.com. Featuring the likes of Bring Me the Horizon, New Found Glory, Less Than Jake and Bowling for Soup, for every playlist or individual track downloaded from here Teenage Cancer Trust will receive a donation (48p per playlist / 4p per song).Not only that, but if you like what you hear and want to get more, you can head over to this link where you’ll find discounted albums by some of the artists playing, including 3OH!3, Awolnation and Funeral for a Friend – there ain’t no shame in a bargain!
To support Teenage Cancer Trust at Warped UK, please text WARP to 70300 to donate £3. Texts cost £3 plus your standard message rate