To celebrate the festive season and a hugely successful 2011 following the release of their top three album ‘Sinners Never Sleep’, Surrey rockers You Me At Six have donated one of their Christmas t-shirts to Teenage Cancer Trust for a seasonal charity auction.
When asked why this t-shirt will make a great Christmas present, drummer Dan Flint said: “Because our faces are on it and we’re all wearing Christmassy outfits. It’s the perfect item to wear on Christmas day!”
Having played at the first ever Rock Sound Presents the Sonisphere Secret Sessions in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust at the Kingston Peel back in June, a series of secret shows that rose over £2,200, the band aren’t strangers to the charity.
Kicking off on eBay on Thursday December 1, and running for 10 days, the auction starts on the first day of advent at £50.
“Cancer affects everyone. It’s affected people in our band so we feel quite strongly about the ‘C’ word. It’s all about helping those around your own age; if you’re diagnosed with cancer when you’re older it still sucks, but to get it as a teenager or young adult… it’s devastating. We will always do anything we can to help.”
Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity devoted to improving the lives of young people diagnosed with cancer. One minute life is about hanging out with your friends, listening to music and having fun but for six young people every day that suddenly changes. Teenage Cancer Trust tries to keep their lives as normal as possible during treatment by treating them as young people first and patients second. The charity funds and builds specialist units in NHS hospitals so young people can be treated in an environment tailored to their needs with others their own age.
For more information visit the official Teenage Cancer Trust website and the above link.